North Queensland

Synoptic Situation: A ridge will remain in place along the east coast from a high [1033 hPa] over the southern Tasman Sea. A trough extends through Torres Strait and is expected to remain near stationary through the period.

Queensland

Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

Cairns Coast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

Saturday 28 March

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef by early evening.
Swell 1: East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, tending northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre by early evening, then tending east to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Sunday 29 March

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times north of Cairns.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell 1: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 30 March

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots south of Innisfail in the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef north of Cairns.
Swell 1: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Cairns.

Tuesday 31 March

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots south of Innisfail.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef north of Innisfail.
Swell 1: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Possible shower.