Sunday, July 13, 2008

Daintree Coasts Weekly Report 14/7 - 20/7

The weather last week has been ok, but the southeast wind seems relentless, sometimes dropping to 10 to 15 knots, sometimes up to 30knots. Unfortunately rain is forecast for midweek.

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.

NORTH TROPICAL COAST AND TABLELANDS DISTRICTMainly fine except for some isolated coastal showers, mainly during the morningand evening. Moderate SE winds.Outlook for Tuesday ... Widespread showers near the coast, tending moreisolated over the Tablelands. Outlook for Wednesday ... Widespread showers, easing during the day. North Tropical Waters, Cooktown to Cardwell:
Monday until midnight: SE winds 15/20 knots. Seas to 1.7 metres outside the reef and to 1.2 metres inside the reef. Showers.
Tuesday: SE winds 15/20 knots reaching 20/25 knots in the north. Seas to 1.7 to 2.2 metres outside the reef and to 1.2 metres inside the reef. Showers.
Wednesday: SE winds 20/25 knots. 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, but open with care. Tides this week are high morning and low afternoon all this week