Tag: Weather

Posts that relate to the weather and seasons.

Drought still biting in more than half of Queensland

Farming families in more than half of Queensland are still battling drought, while primary producers in some areas are now entering the recovery phase following welcome summer rainfall, state farm organsiation AgForce said today. The post Drought still biting in more than half of Queensland appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Drought… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 16 May 2018

A complex low pressure system and vigorous cold front produced moderate falls across southeastern Australia. Heavy rainfall associated with a strong and gusty southerly airflow resulted in flooding in southeastern Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 16 May 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 9 May 2018

A series of weak cold fronts tracked across southern Australia, and generated moderate falls in western Tasmania. A surface trough and offshore low pressure system produced moderate falls along the New South Wales coast. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 9 May 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 2 May 2018

A series of weak cold fronts tracked across southern Australia, and generated moderate falls in western Tasmania. A surface trough and offshore low pressure system produced moderate falls along the New South Wales coast. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 2 May 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018

Below-average rainfall is likely from May to July for parts of southwest Western Australia and western Victoria, while temperatures are likely to be warmer than average in far southern and northern parts. The post Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018

Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018

Below-average rainfall is likely from May to July for parts of southwest Western Australia and western Victoria, while temperatures are likely to be warmer than average in far southern and northern parts. The post Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 18 Apr 2018

Several cold fronts tracked across southeastern Australia, generating moderate falls, while broad low pressure troughs generated showers and storms in the coastal northern tropics. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 18 Apr 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 18… Read more »

NSW on higher state of alert as dry conditions continue

CONTINUING dry conditions across New South Wales will have a major negative impact on the state’s cropping and livestock sectors this year, NSW Department of Primary Industries’s leader on climate applications and digital agriculture Dr Anthony Clark said. The post NSW on higher state of alert as dry conditions continue appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

‘First look’ seasonal climate outlook released for May-July 2018

The Bureau of Meteorology has released its ‘first look’ monthly and seasonal Climate Outlooks for May to July 2018, which point to wetter than average conditions for Tasmania and eastern Victoria extending into southeast NSW.  The post ‘First look’ seasonal climate outlook released for May-July 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central ‘First look’… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 8 day rain outlook, 4 Apr 2018

The remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Nora, embedded on a surface trough, produced moderate falls in the northern tropics. Tropical cyclone Iris formed in the Coral Sea, and is generating moderate to locally heavy falls about the north tropical and central Queensland coasts. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 8 day rain outlook, 4 Apr 2018… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2018

The April to June 2018 rainfall outlook issued this morning points to wetter three months for the tropical north and far southeast Australia, but mainly neutral rainfall outlook for most areas. The post Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2018

What BOM’s ‘neutral’ rainfall outlook for next three months really means

Today the Bureau of Meteorology releases its end-of-month seasonal outlook for April to June, updating the initial outlook released on March 15. But you might not have seen much media coverage of it, because we’re not seeing big swings towards the attention-grabbing climate drivers like El Niño or the Indian Ocean Dipole, which can dominate… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Mar 2018

Tropical cyclone Marcus produced moderate to heavy falls in the Top End in the Northern Territory; also in the north Kimberley in Western Australia. A cold front produced widespread rainfall and isolated thunderstorms in western Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 21 day outlook, 14 Mar 2018

Tropical cyclone Marcus produced moderate to heavy falls in the Top End in the Northern Territory; also in the north Kimberley in Western Australia. A cold front produced widespread rainfall and isolated thunderstorms in western Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 21 day outlook, 14 Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 Mar 2018

A monsoon trough and lingering surface trough near Cairns produced very heavy falls and flooding about the north tropical Queensland coast. A weak low pressure system located over the southern Gulf of Carpentaria produced moderate to heavy falls across northwestern Queensland and in the Northern Territory. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook,… Read more »

Rain records tumble as Queensland's big wet continues

Pouring rain has smashed daily records as it saturated Queensland’s north and west over the past week, cutting roads but bringing some much needed relief. And it’s not over yet. Source: ABC Livestock Rain records tumble as Queensland’s big wet continues

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Mar 2018

Broad low pressure troughs extended across northern Australia, generating thunderstorms and moderate falls. A deep low pressure system over Queensland’s northwest produced moderate to heavy rainfall in northern Queensland, with record high rainfall at some locations. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2018

The March to May 2018 rainfall outlook issued this morning shows large parts of central and southeastern Australia are likely to have a drier than average autumn. The post Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2018

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Feb 2018

Broad areas of low pressure across eastern Australia produced showers and storms with moderate to heavy falls in eastern Queensland and New South Wales.  The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Feb 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Feb 2018

Drier autumn ahead for mainland; wetter for Tassie: BOM

Large parts of central Australia are likely to have a drier than average autumn, while Tasmania is likely to have a wet autumn, according to the Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology’s latest climate outlook. The post Drier autumn ahead for mainland; wetter for Tassie: BOM appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Drier autumn… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Feb 2018

A monsoon trough brought continued heavy rain over the Cape York Peninsula. Moderate falls recorded from showers associated with surface and upper level troughs over the north, eastern Queensland, and parts of central and southern Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Feb 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 31 Jan 2018

An active monsoon trough and associated tropical low produced moderate to heavy rainfall in northern Australia during the week. Surface troughs produced showers and moderate falls in parts of the west and east. The highest weekly total was 716 mm at Humpty Doo in the Darwin–Daly District of the Northern Territory. The post Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 17 Jan 2018

Tropical cyclone Joyce made landfall on the north Pilbara coast, producing heavy falls. Thunderstorms and showers produced moderate falls in southeastern Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 17 Jan 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 17 Jan 2018

Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2018

The January to March rainfall outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology this morning shows parts of eastern and western Australia are likely to have a wetter than average three months. The post Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2018

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 20 Dec 2017

Persistent thunderstorms produced moderate to locally heavy falls for the Kimberley in Western Australia and the northwest Top End in the Northern Territory. A cold front and associated low produced light to moderate falls in the southwest Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 20 Dec 2017 appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Winter-like weather hits western Queensland

While sweat and Queensland summer go hand-in-hard, people in the state’s west are reaching for cardigans as overnight December temperatures break record lows. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Winter-like weather hits western Queensland

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 6 Dec 2017

Surface troughs and upper level disturbances produced moderate falls across eastern and northern Australia, while moderate to locally heavy falls were recorded in southeastern Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 6 Dec 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 6 Dec… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018

The summer rainfall outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology this morning shows no strong swing towards a wetter or drier conditions for most of Australia. The post Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018

Widespread rain and thunderstorms ahead for multiple states

A significant thunderstorm and rainfall system is evolving across southern and eastern Australia with the potential for widespread flooding in parts of Victoria and southern and central NSW, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. The post Widespread rain and thunderstorms ahead for multiple states appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Widespread rain… Read more »

VIC and NSW floods expected in thunderstorm and rainfall system

A SIGNIFICANT thunderstorm and rainfall system is evolving across southern and eastern Australia with the potential for widespread flooding in parts of Victoria and southern and central NSW. The post VIC and NSW floods expected in thunderstorm and rainfall system appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central VIC and NSW floods expected in… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 29 Nov 2017

A series of low pressure troughs produced moderate falls across northern Australia. Moderate to locally heavy falls were recorded in southeastern Australia. The highest weekly total was 187mm at Nardoo Station in northwest Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 29 Nov 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap, 22 Nov 2017

For the week to 21 November, rainfall was recorded in all States and Territories, except in the Pilbara, northern Gascoyne and central interior districts of WA. At the beginning of the week, a large cloudband associated with a cold front and surface trough tracked across southeastern Australia. Thunderstorms and showers produced moderate to locally heavy… Read more »

Outback Northern Territory hit with soaking rain, breaking dry stretch

It has been a wet week across much of the Northern Territory, with many cattle stations receiving their first rain of the season, and in some cases the first rain of the year. Source: ABC Livestock Outback Northern Territory hit with soaking rain, breaking dry stretch

Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018 + VIDEO

The Bureau of Meteorology’s rainfall outlook for December to February released today shows northeast NSW and regions surrounding the Gulf of Carpentaria are likely to be drier than average. Elsewhere across the country, there is no strong signal showing wetter or drier conditions for summer. The post Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018 + VIDEO… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 15 Nov 2017

Surface troughs produced thunderstorms with moderate falls in parts of the west, north and east of Australia. A persistent easterly onshore flow produced moderate to heavy falls over the north tropical coast of Queensland The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 15 Nov 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 8 Nov 2017

Broad surface troughs produced showers and thunderstorms in the north and east of Australia. An intensifying low pressure system tracked across New South Wales, producing moderate to locally heavy falls. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 8 Nov 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap +… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 1 Nov 2017

A complex low pressure system produced storms and moderate falls in eastern New South Wales, while surface troughs across northern and eastern Australia generated showers and thunderstorms throughout the week. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 1 Nov 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap +… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Nov 2017-Jan 2018

For the three months November to January, most of the country has just a 50 percent chance of being wetter than average, according to the latest Seasonal Climate outlook statement released by the Bureau of Meteorology today. The post Seasonal climate outlook Nov 2017-Jan 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 25 Oct 2017

An extensive cloudband and surface trough became associated with a cold front producing moderate to locally heavy falls between southwestern Queensland and eastern Victoria. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 25 Oct 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 25 Oct 2017

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 18 Oct 2017

Surface troughs generated thunderstorms and showers with moderate falls in western, northern and eastern Australia. A coastal trough produced persistent, heavy rainfall in eastern Queensland and parts of northeastern New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 18 Oct 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 11 Oct 2017

Surface troughs generated thunderstorms and showers, with moderate falls across northwest, central and eastern Australia. A low pressure system produced moderate falls in western Tasmania and southern Victoria. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 11 Oct 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day… Read more »

‘Typical’ tropical cyclone season ahead: BOM

THE Bureau of Meteorology is predicting an average number of cyclones to occur over the 2017–18 Australian tropical cyclone season, which runs from November 2017 to April 2018). The post ‘Typical’ tropical cyclone season ahead: BOM appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central ‘Typical’ tropical cyclone season ahead: BOM

Exceptional September heat sets new highs in eastern Australia

A spate of searing temperatures that sapped moisture levels and crop potential across much of eastern Australia in the second half of September sent records tumbling in many areas, according to analysis by the Bureau of Meteorology. The post Exceptional September heat sets new highs in eastern Australia appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Rain boosts summer crop prospects

Handy rain over the past week in the northern farming zone from Central Queensland (CQ) to north-west NSW has come too late for many winter crops, but bolstered prospects for the coming summer crop. The post Rain boosts summer crop prospects appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Rain boosts summer crop prospects

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 4 Oct 2017

Late in the week, strong troughs combined to produce very heavy rain in the Wide Bay and Burnett districts in Queensland. Cold fronts brought moderate to heavy falls along Western Australia’s South Coast; also in western Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 4 Oct 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Southern WA rain leaves inland farmers relieved but coastal crops soaked

A series of cold fronts over the southern half of Western Australia has dumped more than 100 millimetres of rain over the Great Southern and 120 to 160mm over the heavier-hit parts of the south coast since last week. Source: ABC Livestock Southern WA rain leaves inland farmers relieved but coastal crops soaked

Seasonal climate outlook Oct-Dec 2017

The chances of above average rainfall during October are looking better for large parts of Eastern Australia according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s seasonal climate outlook forecast for October to December, released this morning. The post Seasonal climate outlook Oct-Dec 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Oct-Dec 2017

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 27 Sep 2017

Cold fronts and associated troughs produced thunderstorms with moderate to heavy falls recorded through southern Western Australia. Vigorous cold fronts produced moderate falls over western Tasmania, with light falls through much of the State, extending into Victoria. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 27 Sep 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

NSW and Vic temp records smashed under summer-like heat

Over 100 different weather recording stations reported their hottest September day or night in at least a decade over the weekend. The post NSW and Vic temp records smashed under summer-like heat appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NSW and Vic temp records smashed under summer-like heat

Seasonal climate outlook Sep-Nov 2017

For most of the country, there are roughly equal chances of a wetter or drier spring, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest three month climate outlook released this morning. The post Seasonal climate outlook Sep-Nov 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Sep-Nov 2017

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 30 Aug 2017

A vigorous cold front produced moderate falls across southeastern Australia at the start of the week. A cut-off low pressure system and cold front generated showers and thunderstorms in southeastern South Australia later in the week. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 30 Aug 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

Bureau introduces mid-monthly seasonal climate outlooks

Spring (September to November) rainfall is likely to be below average for western parts of Australia, according to the Bureau’s mid monthly climate outlook statement released today The post Bureau introduces mid-monthly seasonal climate outlooks appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Bureau introduces mid-monthly seasonal climate outlooks

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 16 Aug 2017

A succession of cold fronts originating from deep low pressure systems crossed southern Australia, with moderate to heavy falls recorded in southwest Western Australia and western Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 16 Aug 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook,… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 2 Aug 2017

A series of cold fronts and low pressure systems tracked across southern Australia over the past week, with rain limited to isolated thunderstorms and moderate falls recorded in the southwest and southeast of Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 2 Aug 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2017

August to October rainfall is likely to be below average for most of southern mainland Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest climate outlook statement released this morning. The post Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2017

Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2017

August to October rainfall is likely to be below average for most of southern mainland Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest climate outlook statement released this morning. The post Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2017

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 26 July 2017

A series of cold fronts and low pressure systems tracked across southwest Western Australia, generating moderate falls. Cold fronts also produced moderate falls in southeastern Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 26 July 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 26… Read more »

Extreme El Niño events to stay despite stabilisation: CSIRO

The frequency of extreme El Niño events is projected to increase for a further century after global mean temperature is stabilised at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The post Extreme El Niño events to stay despite stabilisation: CSIRO appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Extreme El Niño events to stay despite stabilisation: CSIRO

Drought leaves western Queensland graziers facing more tough choices

Sheep grazier Peter Clark finally has lambs in his flock again, but the unrelenting drought might soon force him into another heart-wrenching stock reduction. Source: ABC Livestock Drought leaves western Queensland graziers facing more tough choices

Bureau says strike action will not affect forecasts and warnings

The Bureau of Meteorology says it will continue to deliver timely forecasts and warnings while staff take strike action for the next three weeks. The post Bureau says strike action will not affect forecasts and warnings appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Bureau says strike action will not affect forecasts and warnings

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 19 July 2017

A series of cold fronts delivered rain across southern Australia throughout the week, including thunderstorms in the southeast at the end of week. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 19 July 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 19 July 2017

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 12 July 2017

Surface troughs and embedded low pressure systems brought moderate falls to southeastern Australia, while an extensive cloudband produced moderate falls through central parts of the Northern Territory, and western, central and southern Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 12 July 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2017

July to September rainfall is likely to be below average over southwest WA and southeast Australia, according to the latest climate outlook statement released by the Bureau of Meteorology today. The post Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2017

Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2017

July to September rainfall is likely to be below average over southwest WA and southeast Australia, according to the latest climate outlook statement released by the Bureau of Meteorology today. The post Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2017

El Nino watch cancelled

The potential for an El Nino event later in 2017 has passed following a cooling of far eastern Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures in May and June, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. The post El Nino watch cancelled appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central El Nino watch cancelled

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 21 June 2017

Low pressure troughs and an associated cloudband produced moderate rainfall in coastal areas of Western Australia, while moist onshore flow produced moderate rainfall in coastal areas of Queensland and New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 21 June 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 June 2017

A low produced moderate rainfall between central coast New South Wales and far eastern Victoria at the beginning of the week and rainfall in northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland throughout the remainder of the week. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 June 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 June 2017

Apart from parts of Tasmania, southern Victoria and the far northern Queensland coast, most of Australia recorded little rain in the past week. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 June 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 June 2017

Dry season gamble for Eyre Peninsula farmers

Green paddocks and full rainwater tanks are the norm on the Lower Eyre Peninsula in June, but this year it is dust, dry tanks and dams in what’s been the worst start to the season in a decade. Source: ABC Grain Dry season gamble for Eyre Peninsula farmers

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 31 May 2017

A vigorous cold front and low pressure system produced showers and storms in southeastern Australia, bringing moderate rainfall totals, while a series of weak cold fronts brushed the southern coastline, producing mostly light rainfall. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 31 May 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2017

Winter (June to August) rainfall is likely to be below average over the southern half of mainland Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest three month climate outlook statement released this morning. The post Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2017

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 24 May 2017

A low pressure system brought falls of 25 mm to a band of inland stretching from western Queensland to Victoria and South Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 24 May 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 24 May 2017

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 17 May 2017

In another dry week across most of Australia, the highest falls were recorded in southern Western Australia, Tasmania, eastern Victoria, parts of central and eastern New South Wales, and in central and southeastern Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 17 May 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Widespread rainfall forecast for eastern Australia

A substantial late-autumn rain event is forecast to affect Australia’s eastern states and territories during the second half of this week, according to Weatherzone. The post Widespread rainfall forecast for eastern Australia appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Widespread rainfall forecast for eastern Australia

Drought grip eases but Queensland still dry

Good autumn rain and floods caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie are not enough to break the back of a crippling drought still affecting 70 per cent of Queensland. Source: ABC Grain Drought grip eases but Queensland still dry

Rain eases Qld drought, but more than two-thirds still affected

The drought declared area of Queensland has reduced from a record 87.47 percent to 69.75pc, after the State’s agriculture minister accepted recommendations from local drought committees for revocations in several shires. The post Rain eases Qld drought, but more than two-thirds still affected appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Rain eases Qld… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 10 May 2017

It was a largely dry week across the continent, with the only areas recording 25mm or more being southwestern Tasmania, northeastern New South Wales, the central and north tropical Queensland coast and pockets of southwest Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 10 May 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 3 May 2017

Rainfall was recorded in the Kimberley district in Western Australia, the northern Top End of the Northern Territory, Cape York Peninsula, east coast and southern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, southeastern South Australia and Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 3 May 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2017 + VIDEO

May to July rainfall is likely to be below average over the southern two-thirds of mainland Australia, according to the latest Seasonal Climate Outlook statement released this morning by the Bureau of Meteorology. The post Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2017 + VIDEO appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook May-July… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 27 Apr 2017

Rainfall was recorded in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, western and southern New South Wales, far eastern and northern Queensland, and in the northern Top End and southwest corner of the Northern Territory. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 27 Apr 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 26 Apr 2017

Rainfall during the past week was recorded across the Top End and far southwest of the Northern Territory; northern, central and southern parts of Western Australia; western Tasmania; coastal New South Wales and a small pocket in the north of the State, and in the far northeast of Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap +… Read more »

Record April rain soaks southern states

Two months’ worth of rain has fallen in the agricultural regions of South Australia and Victoria during the last 24 hours, with some areas breaking records for this time of the year. The post Record April rain soaks southern states appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Record April rain soaks southern states

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 19 Apr 2017

Rainfall during the past week was recorded across the Top End and far southwest of the Northern Territory; northern, central and southern parts of Western Australia; western Tasmania; coastal New South Wales and a small pocket in the north of the State, and in the far northeast of Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap +… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 12 Apr 2017

In a drier week for Australia nationally rainfall was recorded in the coastal Top End in the Northern Territory; the Cape York Peninsula, the north tropical, central and southeastern coast, and southern Queensland; northern and eastern New South Wales; and in southeastern South Australia Victoria and Tasmania. Light falls were recorded about the far north… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 5 Apr 2017

Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie brought very heavy rainfall from Bowen to St Lawrence and adjacent inland areas before turning south-southeast, with moderate to heavy falls east of a line from about Bowen on the central coast of Queensland south to St George, and across the Queensland–New South Wales border to Moree in northern New South Wales…. Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook April-June 2017 + VIDEO

April is likely to be drier than average in the central, south and southwest of Australia, but wetter for eastern NSW, southeast Queensland and far northern Australia. The post Seasonal climate outlook April-June 2017 + VIDEO appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook April-June 2017 + VIDEO

Seasonal climate outlook April-June 2017

April is likely to be drier than average in the central, south and southwest of Australia, but wetter for eastern NSW, southeast Queensland and far northern Australia. The post Seasonal climate outlook April-June 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook April-June 2017

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 29 Mar 2017

A number of upper-level troughs triggered thunderstorm activity across most of Queensland, as well as northern and eastern New South Wales, with moderate to locally heavy falls reported in some areas. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 29 Mar 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap… Read more »

Debbie on track to deliver rain to eastern Qld, NSW

Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie was making landfall along the North Queensland coast between Bowen and Proserpine this afternoon as today’s Beef Central news email was being published. The post Debbie on track to deliver rain to eastern Qld, NSW appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Debbie on track to deliver rain to… Read more »

Tropical low drenches Pilbara cattle country

A tropical low drenches the WA mining town of Port Hedland and surrounding Pilbara cattle stations. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Tropical low drenches Pilbara cattle country

Increasing prospect of tropical cyclone developing this weekend

North Queensland is on high alert with an increasing risk of a cyclone developing later this week. The post Increasing prospect of tropical cyclone developing this weekend appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Increasing prospect of tropical cyclone developing this weekend

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 22 Mar 2017

The biggest falls of rain across Australia in the past week were recorded in parts of the Kimberley, pockets of the west of the Northern Territory, and in locations in north-western Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 22 Mar 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Wet season too late for central Queensland farmer, more on the way

After a hot, dry spring and summer, the Bureau of Meteorology confirms the wet season is finally hitting Queensland, although it has come too late for Biloela grazier Darren Jenson, who has already sold off all his cattle. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Wet season too late for central Queensland farmer, more on the way

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 15 Mar 2017

The biggest falls of rain across Australia in the past week were recorded in parts of the Kimberley, pockets of the west of the Northern Territory, and in locations in north-western Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 15 Mar 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 8 Mar 2017

Rainfall over the past week was recorded across northern and eastern Australia, with isolated light to moderate falls along the west coast of Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 8 Mar 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 8 Mar… Read more »

Likelihood of El Nino in 2017 increases

Recent changes in both the tropical Pacific Ocean and atmosphere, and climate model outlooks surveyed by the Bureau, suggest the likelihood of El Niño forming in 2017 has risen. The post Likelihood of El Nino in 2017 increases appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Likelihood of El Nino in 2017 increases

Winners and losers: how climate will change temperate drylands

Projected global warming will likely decrease the extent of temperate drylands by a third over the remainder of the 21st century coupled with an increase in dry deep soil conditions during agricultural growing season. The post Winners and losers: how climate will change temperate drylands appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Winners… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 1 Mar 2017

Rainfall during the past week was recorded in the northwest and along the south coast of Western Australia, the northern half of the Northern Territory, northern and eastern Queensland and eastern New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 1 Mar 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »