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Monday: W/NW increasing 20/30 kts
Tuesday: SW/NW 34 kts
Wednesday: NW 25/30 kts
Thursday: N/NW 15/25 kts

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Monday: North to northwesterly 5/10 knots inshore, increasing to 10/15 knots offshore. Winds tending west to northwesterly 10/15 knots late this evening, increasing to 15/20 knots offshore, increasing further to 20/30 knots well offshore south of Innisfail. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 2/3 metres outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening, then decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening. 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 20/30 knots, with winds above 34 knots possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Seas:. Seas and swell exceeding 4m. Outlook Wednesday: Northwesterly 25/30 knots turning northerly 20/25 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres outside the reef. Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Tropical System Location At 2:0 pm EST Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie was located about 190 nautical miles east of Townsville and 115 nautical miles east northeast of Bowen. Centre located near 19.4S 150.2E. Recent movement has been towards the southwest at 6 knots. North to northwesterly 15/25 knots decreasing to 10/15 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.

Issued Mon 16:35 EST

Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 4.0m

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