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


Monday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Innisfail. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. 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 9:0 pm EST Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie was located about 95 nautical miles east northeast of Bowen and 105 nautical miles north northeast of Mackay. Centre located near 19.6S 149.8E. Recent movement has been towards the west southwest at 4 knots. North to northwesterly 15/25 knots decreasing to 10/15 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre.

Issued Mon 22:00 EST

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

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