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.
Above average sea surface temperatures due to climate change and a strong El Niño are predicted, increasing the probability of coral bleaching. The highest risk period for bleaching will be February and March 2016.
Everyone can help support the Reef's health and resilience by following the zoning rules, not anchoring close to corals and responsibly disposing of litter.
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