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Tides

Tides for Cairns

Low Wed 12:33 (0.8m)
High Wed 18:48 (2.5m)
Low Thu 00:34 (0.8m)
High Thu 07:06 (3.1m)

forecast winds

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

forecast

Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times north of Cairns. Variable winds below 10 knots south of Innisfail in the morning. Seas: Below 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 below 10 knots inshore south of Innisfail. Seas: Below 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 Wed 04:45 EST

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

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