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Thursday: E/SE 10 kts
Friday: SE 10/15 kts
Saturday: SE 15/20 kts

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East to southeasterly about 10 knots. Winds variable less than 10 knots south of Cairns this morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

Issued Thu 04:45 EST

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

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