Current conditions on the Reef

Marine managers, scientists and weather experts recently held an annual pre-summer workshop to discuss how the Great Barrier Reef will fare this summer.

Each summer, we assess the health of reefs, as this part of the year poses a greater risk of coral bleaching, extreme weather and flooding.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, many climate indicators remain close to El Niño thresholds.

Climate model outlooks suggest further intensification of El Niño conditions remains likely — resulting in raised odds of a drier than normal summer and warmer temperatures for most of Queensland, with average to below-average cyclone activity.

Existing monitoring of reefs and crown-of-thorns control will continue over summer.

Latest overview of current conditions

A short summary of current conditions out on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Latest detailed observed forecast and environmental conditions

Detailed information on sea surface temperature, tropical cyclones, rainfall levels and flood plumes to date.

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Eye on the Reef program

Eye on the Reef is a monitoring program that enables anyone who visits the Reef to contribute to its long-term protection.

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eReefs water quality dashboard

The Bureau of Meteorology's marine water quality dashboard enables access to a range of water quality indicators for the Reef, using near real-time data.

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