North Tropical Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Cairns
Tides for Cardwell
forecast windsFriday: S/SE 15/20 kts
Saturday: SE 20/25 kts
Sunday: SE 15/20 kts
South to southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching 20/25 knots north of Cairns. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.Issued Fri 04:45 EST
Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, SE
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