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Tides for Cairns

High Tue 18:01 (2.3m)
Low Tue 23:48 (1.0m)
High Wed 06:24 (3.0m)
Low Wed 12:33 (0.8m)

forecast winds

Tuesday: SE 15/20 kts
Wednesday: SE 15/20 kts
Thursday: SE 10/15 kts
Friday: S/SE 10/15 kts

forecast

Southeasterly 15/20 knots decreasing to 10/15 knots inshore south of Innisfail. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots decreasing to 10/15 knots inshore south of Innisfail. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots, tending variable about 10 knots inshore south of Innisfail. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon then becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

Issued Tue 15:53 EST

Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, ESE

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ANZAC Day forecast

11:33 EST

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Perth rainfall is higher than Melbourne, Hobart, London despite reputation for sunny beaches

10:32 EST

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10:04 EST

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