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Tuesday: SE 15/20 kts
Wednesday: E/SE 15/20 kts
Thursday: E/SE 10/15 kts


Monday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Cairns in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Tuesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres south of Innisfail by early evening. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres south of Innisfail. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

Issued Mon 15:50 EST

Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, E

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