The last week on the Daintree Coast has been very pleasant with cool nights and warm days. The wind has mostly calm. The forecast is for more of the same.
The weather has been great for reef visits, and ideal for land touring. The cooler weather means that walking in the forest is no longer the sticky affair that it was a month ago. Unfortunately it also means a drop in reptile and amphibian activity in the forest, but the payoff is that when animals are seen, particularly at night, they may be things like the Striped Possum, rarely seen in hot weather. Also the Crocs are more likely to bask on the banks, dramatically improving the chance of seeing one on a cruise.
NORTH TROPICAL COAST AND TABLELANDS DISTRICTFine with chiefly light winds.Outlook for Wednesday ... Isolated coastal showers developing later. Fineelsewhere. Light to moderate SE winds. Outlook for Thursday ... Isolated coastal showers grading mainly fine aboutthe Tablelands, and fine further inland. Moderate SE winds.
North Tropical Waters, Cooktown to Cardwell:Tuesday until midnight: S/SE winds 10/15 knots, reaching 15/20 knots in northern waters. Lighter S'ly winds inshore early. Winds tending SE/E inshore in the afternoon. Seas to 1.3 metres outside the reef and 0.8 metre inside. Wednesday: S/SE winds 10/15 knots, reaching 15/20 knots in northern waters. Lighter S'ly winds inshore early. Winds tending SE/E inshore in the afternoon. Seas to 1.3 metres outside the reef and 0.8 metre inside. Thursday: S/SE winds 10/15 knots, increasing to 15/20 knots outside the reef by evening.
All roads are open, and in good condition, however the Bloomfield Track from Cape Trib to the Bloomfield River is a bit rough.
Tides this week are high in the early AM and low by afternoon, until the weekend when they are neaps.