North Tropical Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Cairns
Tides for Cardwell
forecast windsMonday: W/NW 20/25 kts
Tuesday: W/NW 25/30 kts
North of Cairns: West to northwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching 20/25 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. South of Cairns: West to southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots well offshore. Winds above 34 knots possible in far southern waters during the afternoon and evening, depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 4m. Outlook Tuesday: North of Cairns: West to northwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching 25/30 knots offshore. Winds tending northwesterly 15/20 knots from the late afternoon, reaching 20/25 knots offshore. South of Cairns: Southwest to northwesterly 25/35 knots, reaching 30/40 knots south of Innisfail, with winds above 48 knots possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Winds becoming northwesterly 20/30 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 6m. Outlook Wednesday: Tropical System Location At 7:0 am EST Tropical Cyclone Debbie was located about 210 nautical miles east of Townsville and 145 nautical miles east northeast of Bowen. Centre located near 18.8S 150.5E. Recent movement has been towards the southwest at 3 knots. Northerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres outside the reef. Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Mon 09:13 EST
Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 4.0m
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Hurricane Force Wind Warning for Townsville Coast, Mackay Coast and Great Barrier Reef Offshore. Gales for Cairns and Capricornia Coasts
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