North Tropical Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for CairnsLow Fri 13:17 EST (0.8m)
High Fri 19:40 EST (2.7m)
Low Sat 01:42 EST (0.7m)
High Sat 07:55 EST (2.4m)
Tides for CardwellLow Fri 13:39 EST (0.9m)
High Fri 19:42 EST (3.1m)
Low Sat 02:09 EST (0.9m)
High Sat 08:01 EST (2.8m)
forecast windsFriday: SE 30 kts
Saturday: SE 20/25 kts
Sunday: SE 15/20 kts
Southeasterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Cairns in the morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning.Issued Fri 06:01 EST
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, E
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