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Wednesday: SE increasing 20/25 kts
Thursday: SE 20/25 kts
Friday: SE 20/25 kts

forecast

Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Wednesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, increasing to 20/25 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres north of Cairns. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening, then increasing to 1/1.5 metres later in the evening. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

Issued Tue 15:50 EST

Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, E

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