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Tides

Tides for Cairns

Tides for Cardwell

forecast winds

Monday: E/SE 15/20 kts
Tuesday: E/SE 15/20 kts
Wednesday: E/SE 25 kts

forecast

East to southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres north of Cairns during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Tuesday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Outlook Wednesday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching 25 knots at times in the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

Issued Mon 04:45 EST

Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, SE

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