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Tides for Cairns

Low Tue 17:36 (1.5m)
High Tue 22:53 (2.0m)
Low Wed 04:57 (1.2m)
High Wed 11:41 (2.4m)

forecast winds

Tuesday: NW/NE 10 kts
Wednesday: E/NE increasing 10/15 kts
Thursday: E/SE increasing 10/15 kts


Northwest to northeasterly about 10 knots, becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots, increasing to 10/15 knots inshore with afternoon seabreezes. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Thursday: East to southeasterly about 10 knots, increasing to 10/15 knots south of Innisfail in the middle of the day. Light south to southwesterly winds inshore in the early morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.

Issued Tue 04:45 EST

Seas: Up to 0.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, SE

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