Summary of key issues:
- During the past week rainfall was mainly recorded in the tropical north, south-eastern Australia and south-west Western Australia.
- Maximum temperatures were between 2 and 4 degrees above average across a large part of south-west Western Australia.
- The onset of cooler temperatures across South Australia and Tasmania suggests a shift to winter conditions after an extended warm period during autumn in the region.
- Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin have increased by 132 gigalitres this week and are at 55 per cent of total capacity.
- The world wheat indicator price (US No. 2 hard red winter, free on board Gulf ports) averaged US$318 a tonne in the week ending 10 June 2014.
- The Australian grain sorghum indicator price (Sydney) was $339 a tonne in the week ending 11 June 2014.
- The Queensland young cattle indictor price (330–400 kg live weight C3) averaged 340 cents a kilogram in the week ending 6 June 2014.
- The saleyard indicator price of lamb (18–22kg fat score 2–4) rose in all states in the week ending 6 June 2014, compared with the previous week.