North Tropical Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for CairnsLow Fri 14:46 EST (0.2m)
High Fri 21:30 EST (3.1m)
Low Sat 03:31 EST (0.8m)
High Sat 09:21 EST (2.4m)
Tides for CardwellLow Fri 14:54 EST (0.2m)
High Fri 21:32 EST (3.7m)
Low Sat 03:52 EST (0.8m)
High Sat 09:28 EST (2.9m)
forecast windsFriday: SE 20/25 kts
Saturday: SE 15/25 kts
Sunday: SE 15/25 kts
Friday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Saturday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning.Issued Fri 11:44 EST
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, E
most recent warnings
Weather forecasters are predicting snow across Tasmania over the weekend and possible snow in Hobart for the first time since 1986.
Strengthening El Nino to reduce rainfall in northern and south-east Australia but wetter conditions for Western Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the El Nino pattern is strengthening in the Pacific and is likely to persist into next year.
An unusual weather pattern is bringing storms to parts of southern Western Australia, with residents in the Central West, Lower West, Great Southern and Central Wheatbelt districts told to brace for damaging winds and possible flash flooding.