Check the weather before you go out on the water

Five vital checks

There are five things to take note of when planning your boating trip:

  1. Are warnings current for your boating area?
  2. Are there weather conditions affecting safe navigation and comfort?
  3. What are the wind trends?
  4. What are the wave conditions?
  5. When is the next high and low tide?

How to check warnings and weather conditions

The Bureau provides a round-the-clock forecast and wind warning service for all Australian coastal waters.

The national Marine and Ocean page contains all forecast and warning information for your state.

Other resources

Maritime safety and weather services provided by State/Territory agencies