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ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

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

Summary of key issues:

  • During the week ending 1 February 2017, rainfall was recorded across most states and territories.
  • After several large rainfall events during January, the northern wet season is quickly turning into one of the best on record for many parts of Western Australia's north.
  • Maximum and minimum temperatures were between 2°C and 6°C above average across much of south-eastern Australia for the week ending 31 February 2017.
  • The forecast for the next eight days indicates that rainfall is expected across much of Australia with totals forecast to exceed 50 millimetres for western and northern Australia.
  • The El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) remains neutral, with all ENSO indicators currently within the ENSO-neutral range.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) decreased by 423 gigalitres (GL) during the week ending 2 February 2017.
  • The Australian feed barley indicator price (Sydney) was $170 in the week ending 1 February 2017.

Source: www.agriculture.gov.au/abares

 

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