North Tropical Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for CairnsHigh Thu 20:52 EST (3.0m)
Low Fri 02:50 EST (0.8m)
High Fri 08:39 EST (2.4m)
Low Fri 14:46 EST (0.2m)
Tides for CardwellHigh Thu 20:53 EST (3.6m)
Low Fri 03:14 EST (0.9m)
High Fri 08:42 EST (2.9m)
Low Fri 14:54 EST (0.2m)
forecast windsThursday: SE 25 kts
Friday: SE 20/25 kts
Saturday: SE 15/25 kts
Sunday: SE 15/25 kts
Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Innisfail in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/2.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/2 metres outside the reef. 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. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.Issued Thu 15:50 EST
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, ESE
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