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.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, most El Niño Southern Oscillation indicators have eased back from near-El Niño levels. Conditions on the Great Barrier Reef are likely to remain neutral until the end of summer. 

Existing monitoring of reefs and crown-of-thorns starfish 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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