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ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

Categories: Beef, Cropping, Weather, Commodities

Summary of key issues:

  • During the week ending 23 November 2016, rainfall was recorded in parts of northern, central and south-eastern Australia.
  • Maximum and minimum temperatures were generally close to average across much of Australia for the week ending 22 November 2016.
  • The latest ‘National Climate Outlook’ released by the Bureau of Meteorology indicates that drier than average conditions are more likely for eastern Australia for the 2016–2017 summer.
  • The Indian Ocean Dipole has returned to neutral levels, after being in a negative phase since May 2016.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) increased by 87 gigalitres (GL) during the week ending 24 November 2016.
  • Australian cattle slaughter has risen in November to be 14 per cent above levels observed in October.



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