Weekly Report Daintree Coast Report 9/6- 15/6/08
It has been windy and showery for the most part on the Daintree Coast this week. You have to think we are paying for the wonderful fine weather in April!
The weather has been ok for reef visits, and ideal for land touring. Unfortunately wind is forecast to continue this week.
The cloud cover this week made it warmer, especially at night, and snake sightings were good, with Pythons and Brown Tree Snakes making an appearance.
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 again.
North Tropical Waters, Cooktown to Cardwell:Tuesday until midnight: SE winds 20/25 knots. Seas to 1.5 metres inside the reef and 2.5 metres outside the reef. Scattered showers.Wednesday: SE winds 20/25 knots. Seas to 1.5 metres inside the reef and 2.5 metres outside the reef. Scattered showers. Thursday: SE winds 20/25 knots.
NORTH TROPICAL COAST AND TABLELANDS DISTRICTScattered showers about the coast and nearby ranges. Areas drizzle aboutSouthern Tablelands. Isolated afternoon showers west of the Tablelands. Moderateto fresh SE winds.Outlook for Wednesday ... Scattered showers about the coast and ranges. Areasdrizzle about Southern Tablelands. Isolated afternoon showers inland.Outlook for Thursday ... Scattered showers coast and ranges, tending isolatedon the Tablelands and mostly fine further 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, but no tides are particularly high