Monday, October 1, 2007

Weekly report for 01/10/07 –07/10/07

Rainfall – The weekend has had fine weather, with blue skies but stronger winds. The week looks average, with forecasts for showers and straong winds, which may ease later in the week.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 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.

Isolated showers becoming scattered later in the day. Moderate to fresh SE winds. Moderate to high fire danger.
Outlook for Tuesday ... Showers. Fresh SE winds.
Outlook for Wednesday ... Showers easing.

North Tropical Waters, Cooktown to Cardwell:
Monday until midnight: SE/E winds 15/20 knots south of Cairns, reaching 20/25 knots in the north. Seas to 2.2 metres outside the reef, and 1.4 metres inside the reef. Isolated showers.
Tuesday: SE winds 20/30 knots. Seas to 2.5 metres outside the reef, and 1.6 metres inside the reef. Scattered showers.
Wednesday: SE/E winds 15/20 knots, reaching 20/25 knots north of Cairns.

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 (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 –The tides are low in the morning all week, tending to late morning by Friday, high in the afternoon, tending to late afternoon by Friday.

School holidays mean tours and accommodation will be busier, and people should pre-book to avoid disappointment.

Lawrence Mason

Mason's Tours Cape Tribulation
Cape Tribulation
Qld 4873
Phone 40980070 Int 61 7 40980070
Fax 40980026 Int 61 7 40980026
Mobile/Cell 0427012772