Tag: Weather

Posts that relate to the weather and seasons.

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 4 August

Cold fronts and troughs brought moderate falls of rain to the southern half of the continent, and Cape York Peninsula, during the week. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 4 August

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 4 August

Cold fronts and troughs brought moderate falls of rain to the southern half of the continent, and Cape York Peninsula, during the week. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 4 August

Webinar: Foot issues in sheep during a persistently wet winter

As a wet winter continues across eastern Australia’s sheep areas, producers will be monitoring for signs of lameness in their flocks. MLA is hosting another webinar in its ‘Productivity & Profitability’ series – this time on managing foot issues in sheep over winter. Source: Sheep Central Webinar: Foot issues in sheep during a persistently… Read more »

Beijing plays down impact of Henan Province floods

Typhoon In-Fa has brought torrential rain to China’s Henan Province, and global corn and wheat markets rather than official sources will tell the story of how much impact it has had on the region’s corn crop, and on its stored grain. Source: Grain Central Beijing plays down impact of Henan Province floods

Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2021

Rainfall for August to October is likely to be above median for most of Australia, with most of the eastern two-thirds of the mainland showing a greater than 80 percent chance. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2021

Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2021

Rainfall for August to October is likely to be above median for most of Australia, with most of the eastern two-thirds of the mainland showing a greater than 80 percent chance. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2021

Australian farmers adapting to climate change but more work ahead

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences’ (ABARES) latest Insights report examines the effects of recent and possible future changes in climate on the profitability of Australian farms.  Source: Beef Central Australian farmers adapting to climate change but more work ahead

Research shows variable climate cutting farmers' profits

Farm incomes have become more variable with changing climate,  according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, and it is costing farmers $30,000 a year, every year.  Source: ABC Livestock Research shows variable climate cutting farmers’ profits

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 28 July 2021

A cold front and low pressure system brought widespread rain to the southern half of Australia in the first half of the week, while cold fronts later in the week produced destructive winds and moderate falls over SA, Victoria, Tasmania and south-west WA. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 28 July… Read more »

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 28 July 2021

A cold front and low pressure system brought widespread rain to the southern half of Australia in the first half of the week, while cold fronts later in the week produced destructive winds and moderate falls over SA, Victoria, Tasmania and south-west WA. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 28 July… Read more »

Competitor watch: Drought helps push US cattle inventory 1.3m lower

Declines in the US beef cow herd and lower cattle inventories point to continued reduction in US cattle availability and higher prices in the next 18 months, US analysts suggest Source: Beef Central Competitor watch: Drought helps push US cattle inventory 1.3m lower

Persistent wet winter conditions drive feedlot performance lower

Commercial feedlots across eastern Australia are reporting particularly poor cattle feeding performance this winter, as persistent wet and cold conditions weigh heavily on average daily gains and rates of ration consumption. Source: Beef Central Persistent wet winter conditions drive feedlot performance lower

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 21 July 2021

A SERIES of low pressure systems and cold fronts that moved across the southern half of Australia through the week brought moderate falls to vast areas of the southern states. The rain in the south west of Western Australia continued a wet spell in the region that has extended over two weeks. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Limestone Coast dairy producers welcome winter downpour

Parts of South Australia’s dairy industry are feeling more confident with the onset of late rains and strong milk prices.  Source: ABC Livestock Limestone Coast dairy producers welcome winter downpour

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 21 July 2021

A series of low pressure systems and cold fronts that moved across the southern half of Australia through the week brought moderate falls to vast areas of the southern states. The rain in the south west of Western Australia continued a wet spell in the region that has extended over two weeks. Source: Beef… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 14 July 2021

A series of cold fronts across southern Australia through the week brought moderate falls to southern WA and the southern states, while a mid-week trough across inland Queensland to northern New South Wales produced moderate rainfall. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 14 July 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 14 July 2021

A series of cold fronts across southern Australia through the week brought moderate falls to southern WA and the southern states, while a mid-week trough across inland Queensland to northern New South Wales produced moderate rainfall. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 14 July 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 7 July 2021

A SURFACE trough interacted with onshore flow and produced widespread moderate rain falls across eastern Queensland and eastern New South Wales.  Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 7 July 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 7 July 2021

A surface trough interacted with onshore flow and produced widespread moderate falls across eastern Queensland and eastern New South Wales.  Moderate rainfall totals were recorded in south-western and south-eastern Australia.  Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 7 July 2021

Inland WA 'comes to life' after first decent winter rain in 20 years

After more than two decades without substantial rain, parched salt lakes and claypans in parts of Western Australia’s Murchison region are once again teeming with life, and wildflowers are beginning to bloom Source: ABC Livestock Inland WA ‘comes to life’ after first decent winter rain in 20 years

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 30 June 2021

A COLD front and low pressure system moved across Australia, bringing moderate falls to many parts of central and eastern Australia. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 30 June 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 30 June 2021

A cold front and low pressure system moved across Australia, bringing moderate falls to many parts of central and eastern Australia. At the end of the week, a cold front tracked across south-west WA and produced light to moderate falls. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 30 June 2021

NSW croppers grapple with paddocks that are now too wet

Wet paddocks and waterlogging across parts of the NSW farming zone are impacting crop development and preventing farmers accessing their paddocks for vital spraying and late sowing operations. Source: Grain Central NSW croppers grapple with paddocks that are now too wet

BeefConnect webinar: Spoiling rain – what now?

Spoiling rain in winter causes damage to tropical pastures, leading to a reduction in diet quality. What are the implications for cattle and sheep grazing these pastures and how do we manage for this? Source: Beef Central BeefConnect webinar: Spoiling rain – what now?

Seasonal climate outlook July-September 2021

RAINFALL for July to September is likely to be above average for most of Australia, with the chance of exceeding median greater than 60 percent, and most of the eastern three quarters of the country showing a greater than 80pc chance. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook July-September 2021

Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2021

Rainfall for July to September is likely to be above average for most of Australia. with most of the eastern three-quarters showing a greater than 80 percent chance. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 23 June 2021

COLD fronts produced significant rainfall in parts of southern Australia, while an onshore flow brought local, heavy daily rainfall to the mid north coast of New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 23 June 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 23 June 2021

Cold fronts produced significant rainfall in parts of southern Australia, while an onshore flow brought local, heavy daily rainfall to the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 23 June 2021

West Australian farmers count cost after persistent rains

Significant rainfall that flooded farmland on the south coast of Western Australia overnight on Sunday (June 20), has since seen livestock die and affected already severely waterlogged crops. Source: ABC Livestock West Australian farmers count cost after persistent rains

Wind erosion hits northern WA cropping region

Widespread dust storms across WA’s northern agricultural region has provided a graphic reminder of the need to protect paddocks and people’s lives from the impact of wind erosion. Source: Grain Central Wind erosion hits northern WA cropping region

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 16 June 2021

Moderate rainfall was recorded in much of Victoria, eastern and central NSW, south-east Queensland, and parts of Tasmania in the past week. Extremely heavy daily falls in excess of 150mm were recorded in the West Gippsland in Victoria. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 16 June 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 16 June 2021

MODERATE rainfall was recorded in much of Victoria, eastern and central New South Wales, south-east Queensland, and parts of Tasmania in the past week. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 16 June 2021

Herd strategy accelerates CPC recovery from drought

A decision by one of Australia’s biggest cattle producers to maintain its breeding herd through the dry years of 2018 and 2019 recent has helped to hasten its recovery from drought this year. Source: Beef Central Herd strategy accelerates CPC recovery from drought

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 9 June 2021

COLD fronts produced moderate rainfall in southern South Australia, south-west and central Victoria, and Tasmania, while a low pressure system and surface trough generated moderate falls in southern Queensland and New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 9 June 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 9 June 2021

Cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in southern South Australia, south-west and central Victoria, and Tasmania, while a low pressure system and surface trough generated moderate falls in southern Queensland and New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 9 June 2021

Polar blast expected to bring heaviest snowfalls in years

A cold front across the eastern states could bring up to 20 centimetres of snow to the NSW Northern Tablelands, and extreme weather enthusiasts say it could be the biggest fall since 2015. Source: ABC Livestock Polar blast expected to bring heaviest snowfalls in years

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 2 June 2021

COLD fronts produced moderate rainfall in south-east Australia, while moderate falls across the south-west coast of Western Australia due to a strong cold front. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 2 June 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 2 June 2021

Cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in south-east Australia, while moderate falls across the south-west coast of Western Australia due to a strong cold front. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 2 June 2021

Rain adds potential to WA’s record winter crop seeding

The promising start to the Western Australian winter cropping season just keeps rolling on with widespread rains over the weekend and Monday adding further potential to what is already shaping as a record seeding. Source: Grain Central Rain adds potential to WA’s record winter crop seeding

Seasonal climate outlook June-August 2021

RAINFALL for winter is likely to be above average for northern Western Australia, the Northern Territory, most of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, and northern parts of Victoria and Tasmania, with the chance of exceeding median greater than 60 percent. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook June-August 2021

Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2021

Rainfall for winter is likely to be above average for northern WA, the NT, most of Queensland, NSW and SA, and northern parts of Victoria and Tasmania. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2021

Northern Australia wet season lives up to its name

After several dry years across northern Australia, wet season 2020–21 saw a welcome return to above-average rainfall. Overall it was northern Australia’s wettest and coolest October to April wet season since 2016–17. Source: Beef Central Northern Australia wet season lives up to its name

Feedgrain Focus: Prices ease despite Vic, SA dry

Mounting concerns about dry conditions in parts of Victoria and South Australia could only minimise, but not stem, the drop in new-crop prices caused by the sell-off in US grain futures markets. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Prices ease despite Vic, SA dry

Warmer winter ahead for most of Australia

Most Australians are in for a warmer than average winter, according to the latest seasonal outlook released today by the Bureau of Meteorology. Source: Beef Central Warmer winter ahead for most of Australia

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 26 May 2021

COLD fronts produced moderate rainfall in the South West Land Division of Western Australia, while agricultural districts in South Australia received widespread moderate rainfall, although totals were generally low across south-eastern areas. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 26 May 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 26 May 2021

Cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in the South West Land Division of Western Australia, while agricultural districts in South Australia received widespread moderate rainfall, although totals were generally low across southeastern areas. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 26 May 2021

'One more day, my horses would have drowned': Happy ending after heroic flood rescue

Two months ago, floodwater rapidly surrounded Ann Biasol’s home and she feared she would lose her three beloved horses. Life is yet to return to normal, but her horses are alive and thriving and she feels very lucky. Source: ABC Livestock ‘One more day, my horses would have drowned’: Happy ending after heroic flood rescue

Feedgrain Focus: Nearby market up, weather drives new-crop

Further rallies in the nearby market are being seen this week as growers focus on planting rather than selling grain, while the new-crop market has softened in the north and firmed in the south to reflect divergent weather. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Nearby market up, weather drives new-crop

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 19 May 2021

COLD fronts produced moderate rainfall in south-east Australia, while snow fell in alpine regions and lower-lying areas of Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 19 May 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 19 May 2021

Cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in south-east Australia, while snow fell in alpine regions and lower-lying areas of Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 19 May 2021

Feedgrain Focus: Damp north, dry south support prices

Prices for wheat and barley into the domestic stockfeed market have firmed by around $5 per tonne in the past week as rain in northern regions and dry conditions in the south quash grower interest in selling into nearby positions. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Damp north, dry south support prices

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 12 May 2021

WIDESPREAD moderate rain fell over western parts of Western Australia, while a cold front, low pressure system and surface trough brought moderate falls to eastern New South Wales, and heavy falls across the South Coast District. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 12 May 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 12 May 2021

Widespread moderate falls over western parts of Western Australia, while a cold front, low pressure system and surface trough brought moderate falls to eastern New South Wales, and heavy falls across the South Coast District.  Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 12 May 2021

Fixing fences and restoring spirits after Cyclone Seroja

With a mission to repair hundreds of kilometres of fences and mend battered spirits, volunteer rural fencing organisation BlazeAid establishes a base near Geraldton in Western Australia. Source: ABC Livestock Fixing fences and restoring spirits after Cyclone Seroja

Dalby sale 5 May 2021: Heavy rain falls on 3139 head yarding

All the regular export processors were present and operating along with the usual feeder buyers and local and interstate restockers who were very active in the market. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 5 May 2021: Heavy rain falls on 3139 head yarding

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 5 May 2021

RAINFALL was observed around most of the coast line of Australia this week, except in the north-west and South Australia. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 5 May 2021

How to maintain grazing profits as the climate changes

THE story behind a single $6.2 million cattle trade involving 2508 Angus heifers completed earlier this year helps to illustrate why Nigel and Kate Kerin changed their grazing strategy just over a decade ago. Source: Sheep Central How to maintain grazing profits as the climate changes

Building a highly profitable grazing business around climate change

The story behind a single $6.2 million cattle trade involving 2508 Angus heifers completed earlier this year helps to illustrate why Nigel and Kate Kerin changed their grazing strategy just over a decade ago. Source: Beef Central Building a highly profitable grazing business around climate change

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 28 April 2021

A SURFACE trough along the north-east coast of Queensland produced heavy rainfall between Cairns and Ingham, and moderate falls across the southern Cape York Peninsula and northern interior of Qld, while a cold front across southern Australia generated light falls on parts of the southern coast of WA and SA. Source: Sheep Central Weekly… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 28 April 2021

A surface trough along the north-east coast of Queensland produced heavy rainfall between Cairns and Ingham, and moderate falls across the southern Cape York Peninsula and northern interior of Qld, while a cold front across southern Australia generated light falls on parts of the southern coast of WA and SA. Source: Beef Central Weekly… Read more »

Strong recovery in stud cattle registrations, post-drought

There has been a sharp rise in seedstock cattle registrations across Australia over the past 12 months, data recorded by the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association shows. Driven by a return to more favourable seasonal conditions and the start of herd rebuilding after drought – as well as the confidence-driven commercial cattle market – seedstock… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 12 April 2021

Troughs brought rain to Western Australia’s Pilbara and north-eastern New South Wales, heavy falls in Queensland’s North Tropical Coast, while cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in western Tasmania. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 12 April 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 21 April 2021

Troughs brought rain to Western Australia’s Pilbara and north-eastern New South Wales, heavy falls in Queensland’s North Tropical Coast, while cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in western Tasmania. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 21 April 2021

High cattle prices haven’t fixed drought hangover: Cattle Council

Despite cattle prices reaching record highs, producers right across Australia still have a long way to go to recover after up to nine years of drought. Source: Beef Central High cattle prices haven’t fixed drought hangover: Cattle Council

NT cattle producers welcome drought hub announcement

The Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) has welcomed today’s announcement of $8m in funding to support the development of a northern NT/WA drought hub in Darwin. Source: Beef Central NT cattle producers welcome drought hub announcement

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 14 April 2021

SEVERE tropical cyclone Seroja and its remnants produced heavy daily rainfall in the Central West and south-west of Western Australia, while cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in far south-east of Australia, with snow across the southern Alps. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 14 April 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 14 April 2021

Severe tropical cyclone Seroja and its remnants produced heavy daily rainfall in the Central West and south-west of Western Australia, while cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in far south-east of Australia, with snow across the southern Alps. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 14 April 2021

Cyclone sets up WA for record canola seeding

Cyclone Seroja, which crossed the Western Australian coast north of Geraldton yesterday, feeding substantial rain throughout the WA grainbelt, has set the state up for its biggest canola planting on record. Source: Grain Central Cyclone sets up WA for record canola seeding

Big jump in numbers online as weather clears

A disrupted and short selling week failed to dampen the surge in cattle offered online this week, with AuctionsPlus numbers hitting 19,631 head – up 167pc on the previous week. Most young cattle retracted in price. Source: Beef Central Big jump in numbers online as weather clears

Uni of Southern Qld $19 million drought hub first in nationwide program

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has become the first of eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation hubs to be tasked with helping farmers and regional communities better prepare for future droughts. Source: Beef Central Uni of Southern Qld million drought hub first in nationwide program

Uni of Southern Qld $19 million drought hub first in nationwide program

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has become the first of eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation hubs to be tasked with helping farmers and regional communities better prepare for future droughts. Source: Grain Central Uni of Southern Qld million drought hub first in nationwide program

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 7 April 2021

A MONSOON trough developed to the north of Australia this week and produced moderate rainfall in the north Kimberley in Western Australia, the Northern Territory’s top end, the north Cape York Peninsula and north tropical coast in Queensland. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 7 April 2021

Weekly kill: Rain forces some Qld direct consignment offers to rise

Faced by empty post-Easter kill slots, offers from some Queensland processors have lifted 20c/kg on heavy grass steers this week, while some slaughter cow rates have increased 10-15c/kg. Supply prospects look particularly bleak for processors for the next month, due to more widespread rain. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Rain forces some Qld direct… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 7 April 2021

At the start of the week, a monsoon trough developed to the north of Australia, and produced moderate rainfall in the north Kimberley in Western Australia; the far north Top End in the Northern Territory, the north Cape York Peninsula, and north tropical coast in Queensland. Onshore flows generated light to moderate rainfall from the… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 31 March 2021

A LOW pressure system and associated cold front brought moderate rainfall to eastern New South Wales and the far south-east of the country, while thunderstorms and showers in northern Australia. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 31 March 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 31 March 2021

A low pressure system and associated cold front brought moderate rainfall to eastern New South Wales and the far south-east of the country, while thunderstorms and showers in northern Australia. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 31 March 2021

Online sheep and lambs in demand after east coast rain

ONLINE sheep and lamb supplies contracted and prices improved last week after rain fall across the eastern states. Source: Sheep Central Online sheep and lambs in demand after east coast rain

Grants available to assist farmers with flood recovery

Flood recovery grants of up to $75,000 jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales Governments are available to assist farmers revive local food and fibre production in flood affected regions. Source: Grain Central Grants available to assist farmers with flood recovery

Rain squeezes AuctionsPlus offering sharply lower

Young cattle price trends were mixed, despite a much smaller rain-impacted offering of 10,605 head on AuctionsPlus this week – the lowest weekly offering seen so far in 2021.   Source: Beef Central Rain squeezes AuctionsPlus offering sharply lower

NSW farmers warned about animal health risks from floods

NEW South Wales livestock owners have been warned to remain vigilant for increased animal disease risks, with vast areas of the state still impacted by flood waters. Source: Sheep Central NSW farmers warned about animal health risks from floods

Seasonal climate outlook April-June 2021

APRIL to June is likely to be a wetter than average period across the tropical north of Australia, extending from northern WA across to northern Queensland, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook April-June 2021

Week-long rains soak NSW-Qld crop zone

Widespread heavy rains throughout NSW and Queensland over the past week led to major flooding in coastal areas, but were generally welcomed by broadacre crop producers in inland regions. Source: Grain Central Week-long rains soak NSW-Qld crop zone

Prices buoyant in smaller rain-affected CQLX yarding

NORTHERN producers made use of the buoyant Central Queensland cattle market on Wednesday, when the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange Gracemere prime and store sale saw young steers reach almost 600c/kg.… Source: Beef Central Prices buoyant in smaller rain-affected CQLX yarding

Rain impact forces JBS Dinmore closure until after Easter

Supply chain logistics challenges brought on by wet weather across eastern parts of Queensland and New South Wales over the past week has forced JBS Australia to suspend processing operations at the company’s flagship Dinmore plant in southeast Queensland until after Easter. Source: Beef Central Rain impact forces JBS Dinmore closure until after Easter

Newcastle rail line reopens, floods keep Moree closed

After a seven-day flood stoppage, grain trains are once again rolling into Newcastle’s grain-export terminals, but the Moree-Narrabri line remains closed as floodwaters hover around their peak in the Moree region. Source: Grain Central Newcastle rail line reopens, floods keep Moree closed

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 March 2021

WIDESPREAD moderate rainfall in the northern tropics and eastern mainland, while a slow-moving coastal trough and a developing low pressure system brought persistent heavy rainfall along the Hunter and Mid North Coast in New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 March 2021