North Tropical Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for CairnsHigh Thu 12:58 EST (2.2m)
Low Thu 18:50 EST (1.3m)
High Fri 01:06 EST (2.0m)
Low Fri 07:43 EST (1.0m)
Tides for CardwellHigh Thu 13:09 EST (2.6m)
Low Thu 19:30 EST (1.5m)
High Fri 01:11 EST (2.4m)
Low Fri 08:32 EST (1.1m)
forecast windsThursday: N 10/15 kts
Friday: S/SE 15/20 kts
Saturday: E/SE 10/15 kts
Thursday: Northerly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre. Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15/20 knots in the morning then tending east to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Thu 10:00 EST
Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, SE
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A band of thunderstorms swept across NSW and QLD late last night and into this morning, bringing a thundery alarm.
Canberra has shivered its way through the most cold nights since 1997 and its wettest winter since 2005.
It's the weather phrase that makes the coastal dwellers of New South Wales shudder - East Coast Low.