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Tides

Tides for Cairns

Low Mon 01:45 (0.6m)
High Mon 08:00 (2.5m)
Low Mon 13:47 (0.7m)
High Mon 20:15 (2.8m)

forecast winds

Sunday: E/NE 10 kts
Monday: E/NE 10 kts
Tuesday: N/NE 10/15 kts
Wednesday: N/NE increasing 10/15 kts

forecast

East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Monday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Tuesday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

Issued Sun 15:50 EST

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

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Sun & Moon Times

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05:25 EST
sunrise
05:47 EST
sunset
18:18 EST
last light
18:40 EST
set
04:17 EST
rise
16:24 EST
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Weather News

Nature's fireworks light up the skies of the Top End

12:14 EDT

Storms sparked to life over parts of the Top End and Tiwi Islands on Saturday afternoon with some lingering late into the evening.   Storms initially flared up over far eastern parts of the Arnhem district but it was not long before western and central parts, along with the Tiwi Islands, saw storms as well.   Image: Radar imagery showing showers and storms over the Top End.

Coffee and cakes baked with love, as Armidale community recovers after tornado

23:56 EDT

Northern Tableland locals have filled the hearts and bellies of work crews and residents affected by a tornado that swept through Armidale.  Thursday evening's tornado was one of several weather fronts that travelled across the state, bringing with them severe winds, rain and hail.  The area went more than 24 hours without electricity or treated water before power was returned to the community at about 10.30pm on Friday.

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