ABARES Weekly Australian climate, water and agricultural update
Click here to view an Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) weekly update containing a summary of total and forecast rainfall, recent climatic conditions, water storage levels and availability, irrigation allocations and commodity price movements and the impact of notable weather events on agriculture.
The ABARES outlook for April and June 2020 suggests that there is a 75 per cent chance of rainfall totals between 25 and 100 millimetres across parts of far northern Australia and much of south-western and south-eastern Australia.
Rainfall totals in excess of 100 millimetres are likely across parts of the south-western and south‑eastern coasts and much of Tasmania.
In the week ending 26 March, water storage levels in the Murray-Darling Basin decreased, and allocation prices in the Victorian Murray below the Barmah Choke decreased.