Monday, May 26, 2008

Weekly Report Daintree Coast Report 26/5- 1/6/08

The last week on the Daintree Coast has been a bit rainy, with moderate to strong winds, but the forest looks fantastic.

The weather has been ok 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. The rain has bought out the reptiles and amphibians, with frogs and Dragon Lizards appearing on nightwalks. Also the Crocs are more likely to bask on the banks, dramatically improving the chance of seeing one on a cruise. Despite the rain, good croc sightings have been reported on the Daintree River.

NORTH TROPICAL COAST AND TABLELANDS DISTRICTScattered coastal showers, tending isolated about the Tablelands and mainly finefurther inland. Moderate to locally fresh SE winds.Outlook for Wednesday ... Isolated coastal showers, tending mainly fine furtherinland. Moderate to locally fresh SE winds.Outlook for Thursday ... Isolated coastal showers. Fine elsewhere. Moderate tolocally fresh SE winds.
North Tropical Waters, Cooktown to Cardwell:Tuesday until midnight: SE winds 15/20 knots, reaching 20/25 knots outside the reef and north of Cairns. Seas to 2.2 metres outside the reef on a 1.5 to 2 metre SE swell. Seas to 1.7 metres inside the reef. Scattered showers. Wednesday: SE winds 15/20 knots. Seas to 1.8 metres outside the reef on a 2 metre SE swell. Seas to 1.2 metres inside the reef. Scattered showers.Thursday: SE winds 25/30 knots north of Cairns. SE winds 20/25 knots remainder.

All roads are open, and in good condition, however the Bloomfield Track from Cape Trib to the Bloomfield River is a bit rough and may be slippery after rain.

Tides this week neap during the day, until the Friday when they are high early am and early pm.