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Most recent wave and temperature data

All SE Queensland wave sites

Name Significant wave height (m) Wave direction (°TN) Sea surface temp (°C) Last updated
Brisbane 1.2 118 22.3 10:00am today
Caloundra 0.5 84.4 20.5 10:30am today
Emu Park 0.5 66.1 21.6 10:30am today
Gladstone 0.5 53.4 27.3 10:30am today
Hay Point 0.5 120.9 21.4 10:30am today
Mackay 1 155.6 23.6 10:00am today
Mooloolaba 0.7 98.4 22.2 10:30am today
North Moreton Bay 0.5 84.4 20.9 10:30am today
Townsville 0.4 143.4 23.5 10:30am today

The wave heights in the above table are the most recent ‘significant wave heights’. Select the monitoring site name to see a time series plot of this data.

Note: the significant wave height (Hsig) is defined as the average of the highest one third of the wave heights in a 30 minute wave record. However, the likely maximum wave height can be up to twice the significant wave height.

Hsig is the value used by the Bureau of Meteorology in its wave height forecasts.

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Last updated
29 May 2023
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