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Brisbane wave monitoring

Please note that the buoy at this site has been upgraded, the new buoy type has a higher measuring frequency of 2.5Hz and also measures water currents.

Wave height

Wave heights for Brisbane monitoring site

Wave direction

Wave direction for Brisbane monitoring site

Wave spectrum

Wave direction for Brisbane monitoring site

Water current speed and direction

Water current speed and direction for Brisbane monitoring site

Sea surface temperature

Sea surface temperature for Brisbane monitoring site

Top ten waves from this site

Rank Date and time Hmax
1 04-03-2006 9:00pm 16.8
2 05-03-2004 5:30pm 14.3
3 17-03-1993 3:30am 13.1
4 02-05-1996 2:00pm 12.8
5 15-02-1995 6:30am 12.2
6 28-01-2013 7:30am 12.1
7 15-02-1996 7:00pm 12.1
8 24-08-2008 2:00am 11.5
9 26-03-1998 7:00am 11.5
10 06-06-2012 7:30pm 11.1

Wave monitoring disclaimer

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You should always check with the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather and coastal waters forecasts for your area before putting to sea.