Weather & Tides

Click on the following links for marine weather forecasts, cyclone advice, tides and moon phases and current sea surface temperature.

Bureau of Meteorology (Australia)

» Marine Weather Forecasts

» Guide to Marine Weather Services

» Cyclone Warnings & Track Maps

Preparing for a Cyclone (advice for Cairns residents and visitors)

Tide Times & Heights (for North Queensland)

Moon Phases (for Australia)

Sea Surface Temperature (for Australian waters)

You may also like to check out the daily Reef Report from Reef Magic Cruises for an update on recent observations.

Click here for the most recent North Queensland beach updates e.g. beach closures and lifeguard patrols (please note that weather information may be out of date).

Enhance your Great Barrier Reef experience!

Join us for an evening GBR Show
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:30-8:30pm

A unique experience to help you get the most out of your visit to the Great Barrier Reef. Learn what to look for, where to find it and how to discover as much as possible! Reef Teach is staffed by qualified marine biologists and conservationists, who aim to educate, inspire and enthuse visitors to the Great Barrier Reef about this unique and incredible place.