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Tides for Cairns

High Sun 17:17 (2.1m)
Low Sun 23:14 (1.1m)
High Mon 06:02 (2.9m)
Low Mon 12:17 (1.2m)

forecast winds

Sunday: E 20/25 kts
Monday: N/NE 10/15 kts
Tuesday: E/SE 10 kts


Easterly 15/20 knots, reaching 20/25 knots at times north of Cairns. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Outlook Monday: North to northeasterly 10/15 knots turning east to southeasterly during the morning and early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Tuesday: East to southeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

Issued Sun 04:45 EST

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

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12:23 EDT

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12:16 EDT

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