Ocean Temperature Outlooks | Coral Bleaching Risk

These pages provide seasonal sea surface temperature forecasts for regions around Australia. The forecasts provide information about likely ocean conditions. They can be used for various purposes including to monitor coral bleaching risk in the Great Barrier Reef and other reefs around Australia. See summaries on the 20162017 and 2020 marine heatwaves on the Reef.

Sea surface temperature forecast maps


The following plots shows the latest sea surface temperature (SST), SST anomaly, and thermal stress forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology's climate forecast system, ACCESS-S. Click on figures for a larger view.