For waters north of Cairns for Saturday. South to southeasterly 15/20 knots, increasing to 20/25 knots by late morning. Seas: 1.5/2.2 metres outside the reef, and 1/1.5 metres inside the reef. Swell: Less than 1 metre. Isolated showers. Outlook Saturday: South to southeasterly 25/30 knots north of Cairns, 20/25 knots south of Cairns. Seas: 2.2/3 metres outside the reef, and 1.7/2.2 metres inside the reef. Swell: SE 1.5 metres outside the reef. Isolated showers. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 25/30 knots.Issued Fri 04:35 EST
13:00 EST A severe weather warning for destructive winds, heavy rain and damaging surf has been issued for the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast forecast districts.