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Tides

Tides for Cairns

Low Tue 01:14 (1.4m)
High Tue 06:17 (1.9m)
Low Tue 12:31 (0.9m)
High Tue 19:25 (2.5m)

forecast winds

Monday: SE 10/15 kts
Tuesday: E/SE 10/15 kts
Wednesday: S/SE increasing 15/20 kts
Thursday: SE 15/20 kts

forecast

Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Tuesday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots increasing to 15/20 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

Issued Mon 15:50 EST

Seas: Up to 1.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, E

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