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ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

Categories: Commodities, Weather, Cropping, Beef, Sheep & lambs

Summary of key issues:

  • During the week ending 28 March 2017 maximum temperatures were between 2°C and 8°C above average in parts of central and Australia.
  • On March 28 Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall south of Bowen.
  • Rainfall is likely to be below average across much of central and southern Australia and above average across northern Australia and parts of eastern Australia during April 2017.
  • The rainfall outlook for April to June 2017 indicates that below average rainfall is likely across most of Australia.
  • The forecast for the next eight days indicates that rainfall in excess of 15 millimetres is expected across eastern parts of New South Wales, eastern and northern Queensland.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) decreased during the week ending 30 March 2017.
  • The Indian Government has reinstated a 10 per cent import tariff on wheat imports.



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