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ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

Categories: Weather, Commodities

Summary of key issues:

  • During the past week rainfall was mainly recorded across southern Australia, central Australia, Tasmania, and coastal and south-east Queensland.
  • High maximum and minimum temperatures, up to 6 degrees Celsius above average, continued across large parts of southern Australia this week.
  • The rainfall forecast for the next eight days indicates that falls in excess of 15 millimetres are likely across eastern New South Wales and Victoria, and north-east Tasmania.
  • A drier than normal winter ismore likely for the southern mainland of Australia and parts of the tropical north.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin have increased by 79 gigalitres this week and are at 54 per cent of total capacity.
  • The worldwheat indicator price (US No. 2 hard red winter, free on board Gulf ports) averaged US$328 a tonne in the week.
  • The Australian grain sorghum indicator price (Sydney) was $349 a tonne in the week ending 27 May 2014.
  • The Queensland young cattle indictor price (330 – 400 kg live weight C3) averaged 333 cents a kilogram in the week.
  • The saleyard prices of lamb rose in most states in the week ending 23 May 2014.



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