North Tropical Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Cairns
Tides for Cardwell
forecast windsSaturday: S 25 kts
Sunday: SW 25/33 kts
Saturday: Southerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly 1/2 metres outside the reef. Sunday: Southerly 20/25 knots, tending southwesterly 25/33 knots south of Cairns. Winds above 34 knots possible south of Cairns depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 4m. Outlook Monday: Tropical System Location At 10:0 am EST Tropical Cyclone Debbie was located about 355 nautical miles east of Cairns and 310 nautical miles east northeast of Townsville. Centre located near 17.4S 151.9E. Recent movement has been towards the southwest at 5 knots. Above 64 knots possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Low. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 8m.Issued Sat 13:06 EST
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, SE
most recent warnings
A cyclone off northern Queensland could intensify to category five by the time it crosses the coast somewhere between Cardwell and Bowen, near Townsville, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.
The Bureau of Meteorology has off the coast of Queensland.
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is strengthening quickly on its journey to make landfall, likely between Lucinda and Proserpine on Monday or Tuesday.