Sunday, July 20, 2008

Daintree Caost Weekly Report 21/7 - 27/7

Once again the relentless southeast wind has continued, sometimes dropping to 10 to 15 knots, sometimes up to 30knots. The best day was Saturday.

The wind is forecast to strengthen on Tuesday and Wednesday, not sure what later in the week will bring. I am still waiting for calm weather to go fishing!

The forest is looking great and there have been lots of good croc sightings on river cruises and nightwalks this week, and many Cassowaries seen as well. A couple of warmer nights have seen snakes active as well. Boyds Dragons are coming out, so the bonus is that more wildlife is seen in wet weather.
NORTH TROPICAL COAST AND TABLELANDS DISTRICTPatches of rain. Light to moderate SE winds.Outlook for Tuesday ... Widespread areas of rain, with some moderate falls. Outlook for Wednesday ... Widespread areas of rain, with some moderate falls.

North Tropical Waters, Cooktown to Cardwell:Monday until midnight: SE winds 10/15 knots increasing to 15/20 knots by evening. Seas from 1.3 to 1.6 metres outside the reef, 1 to 1.4 metres inside the reef. Light rain. Tuesday: SE/E winds 20/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots south of Cairns. Seas 2.2 metres north, 2.8 metres south of Cairns outside the reef. Seas 1.6 to 1.8 metres inside the reef. Light rain. Wednesday: S/SE winds 20/25 knots north, 20/30 knots south.
There are still significant delays on the Cook Highway north of Cairns due to roadworks, but all other roads are open. The Bloomfield Track is a bit rough with some fallen trees and washouts, but open with care. Tides this week are tending to neap with no really high daytime tides.