North Tropical Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for CairnsLow Wed 09:06 EST (1.0m)
High Wed 15:12 EST (2.0m)
Low Wed 20:55 EST (1.3m)
High Thu 03:27 EST (2.4m)
Tides for CardwellLow Wed 09:44 EST (1.1m)
High Wed 15:30 EST (2.4m)
Low Wed 21:24 EST (1.5m)
High Thu 03:41 EST (2.7m)
forecast windsWednesday: SE 15/20 kts
Thursday: SE 15/20 kts
Friday: SE 15/20 kts
Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres north of Innisfail. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.Issued Wed 04:45 EST
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, ESE
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