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.
The Bureau of Meteorology remains on alert for an El Niño event. Many climate indicators remain close to El Niño thresholds, although the El Niño–like conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean started to weaken away from these thresholds at the end of December 2014.
Climate model outlooks suggest little significant change over the coming summer months, with warmer than average sea surface temperatures persisting in the tropical Pacific Ocean.
Existing monitoring of reefs and crown-of-thorns starfish 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
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