North Tropical Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Cairns
Tides for Cardwell
forecast windsMonday: W/SW 34 kts
Wednesday: N 20/30 kts
Sunday: Variable about 10 knots inshore, tending southerly 15/20 knots offshore. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Monday: North of Cairns: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching 20/25 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. South of Cairns: West to southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots well offshore. Winds above 34 knots possible in far southern waters during the afternoon and evening, depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 4m. Outlook Tuesday: Above 64 knots possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 8m. Outlook Wednesday: Tropical System Location At 7:0 pm EST Tropical Cyclone Debbie was located about 240 nautical miles east northeast of Townsville and 180 nautical miles east northeast of Bowen. Centre located near 18.4S 150.9E. Recent movement has been towards the west southwest at 4 knots. Northerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres outside the reef. Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Sun 22:00 EST
Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 4.0m
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Hurricane Force Wind Warning Townsville & Mackay coasts & Great Barrier Reef Offshore. Gale Warning Cairns Coast. Strong Wind Capricornia
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Evacuations have been ordered in coastal towns and communities in the Whitsundays and Burdekin regions in north Queensland as Tropical Cyclone Debbie bears down, with authorities warning of damaging tidal surges.
Tropical Cyclone Debbie continues to strengthen over the Coral Sea as Queensland residents prepare for destructive weather in the days ahead.
Hot and humid conditions will affect Adelaide through today and into the early hours of Monday.