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Tides for Cairns

High Fri 19:40 EST (2.7m)
Low Sat 01:42 EST (0.7m)
High Sat 07:55 EST (2.4m)
Low Sat 13:48 EST (0.8m)

Tides for Cardwell

High Fri 19:42 EST (3.1m)
Low Sat 02:09 EST (0.9m)
High Sat 08:01 EST (2.8m)
Low Sat 14:03 EST (1.0m)

forecast winds

Friday: SE 20/25 kts
Saturday: SE 20/25 kts
Sunday: SE 15/20 kts


Friday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 2/2.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Saturday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning.

Issued Fri 11:27 EST

Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, ESE

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Tasmanian farmers describe the seasonal outlook as serious after a series of significant below average seasons

14:31 EDT

Three seasons of significantly below average rainfall across much of Tasmania has created a serious situation for farmers, according to the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA).

Aurora Australis puts on a show

11:14 EDT

The last few nights have brought a spectacular light show to Tasmania, southern Victoria and New Zealand, with the potential for more to come over the next few weeks.

Grantham floods inquiry: Denis Wagner considers legal options after report finds quarry impact 'insignificant'

07:47 EDT

The former owner of the Grantham quarry is considering his legal options after an inquiry found it did not contribute to the town's deadly 2011 floods.