Tag: Weather

Posts that relate to the weather and seasons.

New ‘extreme weather event’ forecasting tools on the way

A recent webinar drew attention to the specialised resources producers can access to make more informed climate decisions, and five new extreme weather event forecasting tools expected to be available from 2022. Source: Beef Central New ‘extreme weather event’ forecasting tools on the way

Rain tops up WA winter crop

Handy rains across parts of the Western Australian cropping zone earlier this week have kept the state’s estimated 8.4 million hectares of winter crop ticking along. Source: Grain Central Rain tops up WA winter crop

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 July 2020

Several cold fronts brought moderate falls to southwest Western Australia, while a trough and low pressure system produced moderate falls in parts of the southeast. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 July 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 July 2020

Several cold fronts brought moderate falls to southwest Western Australia, while a trough and low pressure system produced moderate falls in parts of the southeast. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 July 2020

Seasonal climate outlook July-Sep 2020

August to October is likely to be wetter than average for most of the eastern mainland, the Northern Territory, South Australia and parts of western and southeastern Western Australia. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook July-Sep 2020

Seasonal climate outlook July-September 2020

August to October is likely to be wetter than average for most of the eastern mainland, the Northern Territory, South Australia and parts of western and southeastern Western Australia. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook July-September 2020

Weather bureau is moving to farmer-friendly forecasting

AUSTRALIA’S Bureau of Meteorology has surveyed a cross-section of agricultural producers in a bid to find ways to improve the delivery of rainfall forecasts and make them more readily understood by farmers. Source: Sheep Central Weather bureau is moving to farmer-friendly forecasting

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 June 2020

Cold fronts brought moderate falls to southwest Western Australia, while a complex low pressure system and cold front produced moderate falls in the southeast, heavy falls to southern Tasmania. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 June 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 June 2020

Cold fronts brought moderate falls to southwest Western Australia, while a complex low pressure system and cold front produced moderate falls in the southeast, heavy falls to southern Tasmania. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 June 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 June 2020

Cold fronts and westerly flow brought moderate falls to southwest and southeast Australia, while a trough and cold front brought widespread moderate falls into eastern and southern Queensland. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 June 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 June 2020

Cold fronts and westerly flow brought moderate falls to southwest and southeast Australia, while a trough and cold front brought widespread moderate falls into eastern and southern Queensland. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 June 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 June 2020

A trough brought moderate rainfall to the Kimberley in Western Australia, while cold fronts brought widespread moderate falls to the South West Land Division in Western Australia and the country’s southeast. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 June 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 June 2020

Cold fronts brought light to moderate falls to southwest and southeast Australia. Onshore flow brought showers and moderate falls to the north tropical coast of Queensland. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 June 2020

Bureau backtracks on wet June, still optimistic for rain in July

Weather forecasters have eased back on their earlier predictions of a wet June, shifting the outlook to a drier month, but are still confident of above average rains for most of the cropping regions in July. Source: Sheep Central Bureau backtracks on wet June, still optimistic for rain in July

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 June 2020

A trough brought moderate rainfall to the Kimberley in Western Australia, while cold fronts brought widespread moderate falls to the South West Land Division in Western Australia and the country’s southeast. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 June 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 June 2020

A trough brought moderate rainfall to the Kimberley in Western Australia, while cold fronts brought widespread moderate falls to the South West Land Division in Western Australia and the country’s southeast. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 June 2020

Drought prompts $5.6 billion FMD drawdown to supplement cash flow

The national balance held in Farm Management Deposits (FMDs) was drawn down to $5.6 billion in March 2020, with a significantly higher rate of withdrawals in drought impacted states. Source: Grain Central Drought prompts .6 billion FMD drawdown to supplement cash flow

Seasonal climate outlook June-August 2020

Winter is likely to be wetter than average for most of Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s seasonal climate outlook released this morning. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook June-August 2020

Seasonal climate outlook June-August 2020

Winter is likely to be wetter than average for most of Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s seasonal climate outlook released this morning. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook June-August 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 May 2020

A cold front produced moderate falls in western Tasmania, while onshore flow brought showers and moderate falls to the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 May 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 May 2020

A COLD front produced moderate falls in western Tasmania, while onshore flow brought showers and moderate falls to the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 May 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 May 2020

A COLD front produced moderate falls in western Tasmania, while onshore flow brought showers and moderate falls to the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 May 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 May 2020

A cold front produced moderate falls in western Tasmania, while onshore flow brought showers and moderate falls to the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 May 2020

Is the drought over? These hopeful farmers say an unequivocal 'yes!'

Stock and station agent Peter MacCallum is confident a historical rainfall graph is proof that we are well on the way out of the worst drought in living memory. Source: ABC Livestock Is the drought over? These hopeful farmers say an unequivocal ‘yes!’

Weather models point to possible La Niña in late winter/spring

WEATHER forecasting models are pointing to the possibility of a negative Indian Ocean Dipole developing in the Indian Ocean from mid-winter, and a La Niña-like state in the tropical Pacific Ocean in late winter or spring. Source: Sheep Central Weather models point to possible La Niña in late winter/spring

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 May 2020

ONSHORE flow brought showers and moderate falls to the north tropical coast of Queensland, while cold fronts produced moderate falls in south-west and south-east Australia. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 May 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 May 2020

Onshore flow brought showers and moderate falls to the north tropical coast of Queensland, while cold fronts produced moderate falls in southwest and southeast Australia. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 May 2020

Weather models point to possible La Nina in spring

Weather forecasting models are pointing to the possibility of a negative Indian Ocean Dipole developing in the Indian Ocean from mid-winter, and a La Niña-like state in the tropical Pacific Ocean in late winter or Spring.  Source: Beef Central Weather models point to possible La Nina in spring

Every drop counts in temperate rice production systems: Nuffield

Making the most out of every drop of water is key to the survival and growth of the Australian rice industry and an urgent step-change is required for the industry to thrive into the future. Source: Grain Central Every drop counts in temperate rice production systems: Nuffield

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 6 May 2020

COLD fronts and an unstable south-west air mass tracked across south-east Australia and produced moderate to heavy falls, while another cold front produced moderate falls in the south-west of Western Australia. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 6 May 2020

Rain prompts action in northern NSW property market

The pace of sales in northern NSW appears to be picking up on a buoyant outlook for the current cropping season, and strength in the agricultural complex overall. Source: Beef Central Rain prompts action in northern NSW property market

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 6 May 2020

Cold fronts and an unstable southwest air mass tracked across southeast Australia and produced moderate to heavy falls, while another cold front produced moderate falls in the southwest of Western Australia. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 6 May 2020

Perfect rain delivers a lifeline for outback farmers

After years of drought, drenching rain in March gives farmers in Queensland’s south-west a reprieve from paddocks of dust and destocking. Source: ABC Livestock Perfect rain delivers a lifeline for outback farmers

Victorian Government expands drought assistance for farmers

VICTORIA’S drought-affected farmers have been offered expanded government grant support to give greater access to the technology and expertise needed to prepare for future seasons. Source: Sheep Central Victorian Government expands drought assistance for farmers

Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2020

AUSTRALIA’S Bureau of Meteorology has forecast weather conditions for May to July as likely to be wetter than average for most of the southern two-thirds of the continent. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2020

Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2020

May to July is likely to be wetter than average for most of the southern two-thirds of Australia. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2020

Solid demand and favourable weather buoy agribusiness confidence

Solid rainfall has boosted farmer confidence this season and, while uncertainty hangs over the global economy, many remain optimistic that agriculture will weather the storm. Source: ABC Grain Solid demand and favourable weather buoy agribusiness confidence

BOM warns sheep graziers of potentially deadly chill this weekend

People are being urged to batten down the hatches as the cold weather hits, including sheep graziers who could lose animals to the potentially deadly chill. Source: ABC Livestock BOM warns sheep graziers of potentially deadly chill this weekend

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 29 April 2020

COLD fronts tracked across southern Australia and produced moderate falls in the south-east, while an onshore flow brought showers and moderate falls to the north tropical coast of Queensland. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 29 April 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 29 Apr 2020

Cold fronts tracked across southern Australia and produced moderate falls in the southeast, while an onshore flow brought showers and moderate falls to the north tropical coast of Queensland. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 29 Apr 2020

Free public drought forums go online in Qld

Information about feeding and caring for livestock in a drought is now being delivered online in Queensland by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Source: Beef Central Free public drought forums go online in Qld

Industry projections: Rain fuels potential cattle herd rebuild

Widespread rain since February has fuelled the prospect of the national beef cattle herd entering a rebuilding phase for the first time in three years, MLA says in its Cattle Industry Projections April update. Source: Beef Central Industry projections: Rain fuels potential cattle herd rebuild

Rain triggers timely southern sowing spree

ANZAC weekend rain across the southern cropping region from SA’s Yorke Peninsula to the eastern areas of Victoria has come at an ideal time to kick start this season’s main winter crop sowing. Source: Grain Central Rain triggers timely southern sowing spree

Liquid Gold: Drought-hit WA farmers go drilling and divining for water

Dams are drying up in parts of southern Western Australia, but rather than looking to the sky, drought-affected farmers are searching below ground for water security. Source: ABC Livestock Liquid Gold: Drought-hit WA farmers go drilling and divining for water

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 22 April 2020

THUNDERSTORMS and showers produced moderate falls of rain in northern and east coast Queensland while a cold front tracked across south-west and south-east Australia, producing moderate falls. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 22 April 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 22 Apr 2020

Thunderstorms and showers produced moderate falls in northern and east coast Queensland while a cold front tracked across southwest and southeast Australia, producing moderate falls. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 22 Apr 2020

April the 'make or break month' for NSW farmers in dire need of rain

Farmers brace for the drought to worsen, with the opportunity for autumn rain and significant pasture growth diminishing as winter closes in. Source: ABC Livestock April the ‘make or break month’ for NSW farmers in dire need of rain

CSIRO research cops double-whammy from hail, COVID-19

CSIRO’s crop research program is being severely constrained by the loss of vital glass house experiments in a hailstorm in January and recent restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Grain Central CSIRO research cops double-whammy from hail, COVID-19

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 April 2020

THUNDERSTORMS and showers produced moderate falls across the tropics, while a surface and upper-level trough generated moderate falls in New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 April 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 Apr 2020

Thunderstorms and showers produced moderate falls across the tropics, while a surface and upper-level trough generated moderate falls in New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 Apr 2020

Early rain boosts WA winter crop prospects

Rain throughout February and March across much of the grain growing regions of the WA has produced useful levels of sub-soil moisture for the 2020 cropping programs. Source: Grain Central Early rain boosts WA winter crop prospects

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 8 April 2020

COLD fronts tracked across south-east Australia, generating moderate to heavy localised falls, while onshore showers and thunderstorms produced moderate falls in the northern tropics. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 8 April 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 8 Apr 2020

Cold fronts tracked across southeast Australia, generating moderate to heavy localised falls, while onshore showers and thunderstorms produced moderate falls in the northern tropics. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 8 Apr 2020

Rains set up ideal conditions for NSW, Vic winter cropping season

Widespread rain across NSW and Victorian cropping regions last week has kicked along early-sown dual-purpose crops and set up ideal conditions for the main winter crop planting. Source: Grain Central Rains set up ideal conditions for NSW, Vic winter cropping season

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 Apr 2020

SHOWERS and thunderstorms developed over eastern New South Wales, generating moderate falls, while onshore flow produced showers and moderate falls in the northern tropics. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 Apr 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 Apr 2020

Showers and thunderstorms developed over eastern New South Wales, generating moderate falls, while onshore flow produced showers and moderate falls in the northern tropics. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 Apr 2020

Rice under pressure as drought slashes production, COVID-19 increases demand

The Australian rice industry is struggling to meet domestic demand, hit with the double whammy of a drought-hit shortfall in production and a surge in consumer demand sparked by the COVID-19 crisis. Source: Grain Central Rice under pressure as drought slashes production, COVID-19 increases demand

The consequences of climate change are far reaching

As humanity branches out across our warming, interconnected world, we’re at risk of encountering new diseases — thankfully, medicine is getting better at fighting back. Source: ABC Livestock The consequences of climate change are far reaching

Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2020

April to June are likely to be wetter than average across WA, western and southern NT, most of SA, western and central Victoria, and northwest Tasmania, according to BOM’s latest three monthly rainfall outlook. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2020

Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2020

April to June are likely to be wetter than average across WA, western and southern NT, most of SA, western and central Victoria, and northwest Tasmania, according to BOM’s latest three monthly rainfall outlook. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 25 March 2020

COLD fronts and troughs brought moderate falls to the western and southern mainland, as well as Tasmania, and onshore flow produced moderate falls along the country’s far north. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 25 March 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 25 March 2020

Cold fronts and troughs brought moderate falls to the western and southern mainland, as well as Tasmania, and onshore flow produced moderate falls along the country’s far north. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 25 March 2020

Final tally reached for Northwest Qld’s February 2019 flood losses

For the first time an accurate, district-by-district assessment of livestock losses experienced during the February 2019 Northwest Queensland floods has been completed.    Source: Beef Central Final tally reached for Northwest Qld’s February 2019 flood losses

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 18 March 2020

Moderate to heavy falls were recorded in the northern tropics of Queensland, and showers and thunderstorms brought rainfall to the Gascoyne and South West Land Division in Western Australia. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 18 March 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 March 2020

Moderate to heavy falls were recorded in the northern tropics of Queensland, and showers and thunderstorms brought rainfall to the Gascoyne and South West Land Division in Western Australia. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 March 2020

Rain lifts eastern states online sheep-buying confidence

RECENT rain lifted online sheep and lamb buying confidence across Australia last week, especially in the eastern states. Source: Sheep Central Rain lifts eastern states online sheep-buying confidence

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 11 March 2020

LOW pressure systems  brought moderate to heavy falls of rain across New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania over the past week. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 11 March 2020

‘From bare ground to the best season we could hope for’

Cattle producers in western Queensland and the channel country are rejoicing in a dramatic seasonal turnaround that has transformed their outlook in a handful of weeks. Source: Beef Central ‘From bare ground to the best season we could hope for’

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 4 March 2020

EX-TROPICAL cyclone Esther produced heavy falls in northern Australia, while thunderstorms brought moderate rainfall across parts of south-west and eastern Australia. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 4 March 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 4 March 2020

Ex-tropical cyclone Esther produced heavy falls in northern Australia, while thunderstorms brought moderate rainfall across parts of southwest and eastern Australia. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 4 March 2020

Rising CO² may boost yields, offset downside of climate change

Research into the impact of a changing climate on Australian crop production suggests wheat yield gains caused by higher carbon dioxide levels may offset some of the losses caused by rising temperatures and reduced rainfall. Source: Grain Central Rising CO² may boost yields, offset downside of climate change

BOM releases autumn 2020 climate outlook

Rainfall is likely to be above average in some southern regions in March and April and below average in parts of the north in March, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s outlook for autumn released today. Source: Sheep Central BOM releases autumn 2020 climate outlook

BOM releases autumn rainfall outlook

Rainfall is likely to be above average in some southern regions in March and April and below average in parts of the north in March, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s outlook for autumn released today. Source: Beef Central BOM releases autumn rainfall outlook

Movement at the Station – Property listings surge after recent rain

Well-watered country in Central QLD | Fertile soils and quality herd near Townsville | Two grazing blocks on offer in NSW’s far west | Productive New England country for auction Source: Beef Central Movement at the Station – Property listings surge after recent rain

BOM says 'remarkable' ex-tropical cyclone Esther could re-intensify

After drenching Top End cattle stations, ex-tropical cyclone Esther could re-intensify and potentially loop back towards the Red Centre. Source: ABC Livestock BOM says ‘remarkable’ ex-tropical cyclone Esther could re-intensify

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 February 2020

TROPICAL cyclone Esther produced heavy falls about the gulf coast in Queensland and the Northern Territory, while a trough brought heavy falls over the east coast, central, and southern inland Queensland. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 February 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 Feb 2020

Tropical cyclone Esther produced heavy falls about the Gulf Coast in Queensland and the Northern Territory, while a trough brought heavy falls over the east coast, central, and southern inland Queensland. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 Feb 2020

Why drought-busting rain depends on the tropical oceans

RECENT helpful rains dampened fire grounds and gave many farmers a reason to cheer. But much of southeast Australia remains in severe drought. Australia is no stranger to drought, but… Source: Beef Central Why drought-busting rain depends on the tropical oceans

'Rain guilt': When outback rain becomes a touchy subject

Sex, politics, and religion are traditionally avoided as dinner conversation, but in Queensland there’s the emergence of ‘rain guilt’ — where you got some but your neighbours missed out. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Rain guilt’: When outback rain becomes a touchy subject

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 February 2020

A COASTAL trough produced moderate to heavy falls in south-east Queensland and eastern New South Wales, while moderate rainfall was recorded in northern Australia associated with surface troughs. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 February 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 Feb 2020

A coastal trough produced moderate to heavy falls in southeast Queensland and eastern New South Wales, while moderate rainfall was recorded in northern Australia associated with surface troughs. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 Feb 2020

Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2020

Many areas of Northern Australia are expected to see above average rainfall in March, but central and southern Queensland are more likely to see below average rainfall from March to May. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2020

Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2020

Many areas of Northern Australia are expected to see above average rainfall in March, but central and southern Queensland are more likely to see below average rainfall from March to May. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2020

Farmers receive year's worth of rain — and hope — in one week

A week of unexpected rain in western New South Wales has delivered mixed results, bringing immense relief for some farmers, while barely wetting the dirt for their neighbours. Source: ABC Livestock Farmers receive year’s worth of rain — and hope — in one week

Rain event sparks three-day, buffalo fly, anthrax outbreaks

Cattle in areas of Queensland, NSW and the Northern Territory that have been exposed to solid rain over the past month are already being impacted by heavy external parasite and disease challenges. Source: Beef Central Rain event sparks three-day, buffalo fly, anthrax outbreaks

Movement at the Station: Property listings surge after recent rain

NSW Government offloads iconic stations | Top Inverell block attracts early interest | Roma’s Mt Lonsdale selling after 70 years | Grass and rainfall feature at Woolooga’s Burnside | Opportunity knocks on Mitchell’s Bonus Downs Source: Beef Central Movement at the Station: Property listings surge after recent rain

Welcome rainfall brings call to review livestock management

WESTERN New South Wales livestock producers are being reminded to review their animal health management following recent rain events. Source: Sheep Central Welcome rainfall brings call to review livestock management

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 February 2020

Tropical Cyclone Damien brought moderate to heavy rainfall to the northwest of Australia, and thunderstorms produced widespread showers and rain areas along the east Australian coast. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 February 2020