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Tides

Tides for Cairns

High Fri 07:07 (2.8m)
Low Fri 13:11 (0.8m)
High Fri 19:30 (2.5m)
Low Sat 01:15 (1.1m)

forecast winds

Thursday: SE 20 kts
Friday: S/SE 10/15 kts
Saturday: S/SE 20 kts
Sunday: S/SE increasing 15/20 kts

forecast

Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Cairns. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Friday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Saturday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Grafton in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Sunday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots, increasing to 15/20 knots north of Innisfail in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

Issued Thu 15:50 EST

Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, ESE

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