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Tides

Tides for Cairns

High Tue 09:15 (3.5m)
Low Tue 15:11 (0.7m)
High Tue 21:08 (2.8m)
Low Wed 03:15 (0.2m)

forecast winds

Tuesday: N/NW 10/15 kts
Wednesday: NW/SW 15/20 kts
Thursday: W/SW 10/15 kts

forecast

North to northeasterly around 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Outlook Tuesday: North to northwesterly 10/15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly in the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Outlook Wednesday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 15/20 knots early in the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Outlook Thursday: West to southwesterly 10/15 knots tending northeast to southeasterly during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

Issued Mon 15:50 EST

Seas: Up to 0.5m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, SE

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