Current conditions on the Reef
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.
A short summary of current conditions out on the Great Barrier Reef.Read more on Latest overview of current conditions
Detailed information on sea surface temperature, tropical cyclones, rainfall levels and flood plumes to date.Read more on Latest detailed observed forecast and environmental conditions
A Vulnerability Assessment: of the issues that could have far-reaching consequences for the Great Barrier Reef.
Current Conditions: Environmental and climatic forecasts for the Great Barrier Reef