North Tropical Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for CairnsHigh Fri 08:39 EST (2.4m)
Low Fri 14:46 EST (0.2m)
High Fri 21:30 EST (3.1m)
Low Sat 03:31 EST (0.8m)
Tides for CardwellHigh Fri 08:42 EST (2.9m)
Low Fri 14:54 EST (0.2m)
High Fri 21:32 EST (3.7m)
Low Sat 03:52 EST (0.8m)
forecast windsFriday: SE 20/25 kts
Saturday: SE 15/25 kts
Sunday: SE 15/25 kts
Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning.Issued Fri 04:45 EST
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, ESE
most recent warnings
Strong Wind Warning for the Peninsula and Cooktown Coasts, cancelled for Torres Strait
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An unusual weather pattern is bringing storms to parts of southern Western Australia, with residents in the Central West, Lower West, Great Southern and Central Wheatbelt districts told to brace for damaging winds and possible flash flooding.
While northern parts of the country have experienced unseasonably warm temperatures, winter is business as usual in the south.
The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.