Sunday, October 7, 2007

Weekly report Daintree Coast for 08/10/07 –14/10/07

Rainfall – The weekend has had fine weather, with blue skies but and moderate winds. The week looks good, with forecasts for fine weather. The nights are still cool but the daytime temps are now getting up around 30 C. There has been markedly more reptile activity, with some beautiful pythons seen again on Night Walks again this week. Dragon lizards are now starting to been seen during the day in the forest, and there is much more bird activity.

NORTH TROPICAL COAST AND TABLELANDS DISTRICTFine apart from isolated morning fogs. Light winds and moderate coastal seabreezes. Moderate to high fire danger.Outlook for Tuesday ... Fine apart from isolated morning fogs.Outlook for Wednesday ... Fine apart from isolated morning fogs.
North Tropical Waters, Cooktown to Cardwell:Monday until midnight: SE/NE winds 10/15 knots. Seas to 1.2 metres in open waters. Tuesday: E/NE winds 10/15 knots. Seas to 1.2 metres in open waters.Wednesday: NE/N winds 10/15 knots.

Roads – the road to Cape Trib is open with no flooding, there are minor delays at Thompson Creek just north of Coconut Beach due to roadworks. There is single lane section there with a give way sign for northbound traffic. The work here is nearly finished (still finishing VERY slowly) and will mean that Thompson Creek rarely floods, even in heavy rain. Please be aware of increased snake activity on the road at night. Please don’t run snakes over they are just as biologically important as Cassowaries!

The Bloomfield Track is open to 4WDs only and has been completely graded. We recommend the use of low gear (low range if available on steep descents) The creek crossings are less than knee deep. Dust is bad on the road and lights should be used. The road is in the best condition now it ever gets to, enjoy!

Tides – are high mornings and low in the afternoon all week.

Even with many school holidays over tours and accommodation is still busy, and people should pre-book to avoid disappointment.