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All SE Queensland wave sites

Most recent wave and temperature data

Name Significant
wave height (m)
Wave
direction (°TN)
Sea surface
temp (°C)
Last updated
Abbot Point 0.2 77.3 20.8 5:30am 02 Sep
Albatross Bay 0.3 212.3 25.1 5:30am 02 Sep
Brisbane 1.4 358.6 22.1 5:30am 02 Sep
Cairns 0.4 5:30am 02 Sep
Emu Park 0.4 80.2 20.2 5:30am 02 Sep
Gladstone 0.3 54.8 19.8 5:30am 02 Sep
Gold Coast 1.1 98.4 20.1 5:30am 02 Sep
Hay Point 0.2 67.5 21.1 5:30am 02 Sep
Mackay 0.3 92.8 21.4 5:30am 02 Sep
Mooloolaba 0.8 111.1 20.1 5:30am 02 Sep
North Moreton Bay 0.9 32.3 21.1 5:30am 02 Sep
Townsville 0.4 80.2 22.3 5:30am 02 Sep
Tweed Heads 1.1 112.5 19.9 5:30am 02 Sep

The wave heights in the above table are the most recent 'significant wave heights'. Click on the wave height value 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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