The last week on the Daintree Coast has been cool, with moderate to strong winds, but the wind moderated on the weekend, and Saturday and Sunday were spectacular.
The weather has been great for reef visits, and ideal for land touring. Unfortunately wind is forecast to increase this week.
The cooler weather means that walking in the forest is no longer the sticky affair that it was a month ago. In fact I have been cold in the forest this week, an unusual experience.
Also the Crocs are more likely to bask on the banks, dramatically improving the chance of seeing one on a cruise. Good croc sightings have been reported on the Daintree River, and remarkably I have regularly been seeing a croc on a riverbank only a few kms from Port Douglas. (not on a tour). Mason’s nightwalks have had excellent croc sightings over the last week too.
North Tropical Waters, Cooktown to Cardwell:Monday until midnight: SW winds 10/15 knots, shifting SE during the day. Seas to 1.2 metres outside the reef and to 0.8 metres inside the reef in northern waters. Tuesday: S/SE winds 10/15 knots, increasing to 15/20 knots north of Cairns. Seas to 1.2 metres outside the reef and to 0.8 metres inside the reef. Seas increasing to 1.7 metres north of Cairns. Isolated showers. Wednesday: S/SE winds 10/15 knots, increasing to 15/20 knots north of Cairns.
NORTH TROPICAL COAST AND TABLELANDS DISTRICTFine. Light winds and afternoon coastal seabreezes.Outlook for Tuesday ... Mostly fine, just isolated coastal showers developinglate in the day. Outlook for Wednesday ... Isolated coastal showers. Mostly fine inland.
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 are high morning and low afternoon until Friday and neap during the day on the weekend.