Current conditions on the Reef
Each summer, we assess the health of reefs, as this part of the year poses a greater risk of extreme weather, particularly heat waves, cyclones and flooding.
While conditions remained neutral throughout the summer, the Bureau of Meteorology remained on watch for the development of El Niño conditions.
El Niño refers to the situation when sea surface temperatures in the central to eastern Pacific Ocean are significantly warmer than normal. On 12 May 2015 the Bureau announced the tropical Pacific was in the early stages of El Niño.
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