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Tides

Tides for Cairns

High Tue 09:15 (2.5m)
Low Tue 15:12 (0.6m)
High Tue 21:35 (2.8m)
Low Wed 03:39 (0.8m)

forecast winds

Monday: SE increasing 15/20 kts
Tuesday: S/SE 20 kts
Wednesday: S/SE 25/33 kts
Thursday: SE 25 kts

forecast

Southeasterly 10/15 knots increasing to 15/20 knots north of Cairns. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres north of Cairns. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Outlook Tuesday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cairns in the morning and afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Outlook Wednesday: South to southeasterly 25/33 knots decreasing to 20/25 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1/2 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20, reaching up to 25 knots north of Cairns in the morning and afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres outside the reef.

Issued Mon 15:58 EST

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

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