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Tides for Cairns

Tides for Cardwell

forecast winds

Friday: E/SE 10/15 kts
Saturday: E/SE 10/15 kts
Sunday: E 15/20 kts
Monday: E 10/15 kts


Friday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres north of Cairns. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Saturday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Easterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Monday: Easterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre outside the reef.

Issued Fri 15:50 EST

Seas: Up to 1.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, E

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