Rain: Where it fell to 9am Wednesday

Beef Central, 26/03/2014

Some good falls of rain have been reported across the eastern half of Queensland and New South Wales since yesterday, with more rain still forecast to fall later this week.

The heaviest falls have been along the Qld and NSW coasts but falls of 10-50mm on average have penetrated further inland in both states, as well as most of Tasmania.

Some parts of eastern and southwestern Victoria, southeastern South Australia, and northern and western parts of Western Australia have also receive similar totals.

However, most of Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory, northwest and central Victoria, western Queensland and western New South Wales recorded little or no rainfall for the past seven days.

The wet conditions have seen total national cattle consignments for the week contract by 36pc across Australia, with the majority of states penning fewer numbers.

The MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service this morning said yardings across Queensland were 51pc lower compared to last week, as numbers were significantly lower at Roma store (55pc) and Warwick (47pc).

A weaner sale scheduled for Blackall tomorrow, that centre’s first sale for the year, will still go ahead, but numbers are back to about 1200 head due the impact of isolated storms in the Central West. However the wet conditions have forced the cancellation of tomorrow's weekly Roma Prime cattle sale.

NSW saw total consignments decrease 44pc, with Inverell back 73pc and Gunnedah down 86pc – reportedly the smallest yarding seen in many years, at 330 head.

Cattle supply across Victoria was back 7pc week-on-week, while numbers through SA dropped 40pc over the same period. In contrast, numbers at WA’s Muchea were up 13pc, while Tasmania’s Killafaddy market more than doubled week-on-week.

The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) improved 9c since yesterday to stand at 318c today, and has now risen by 15.5c for the week. 

Rainfall totals exceeding 25mm reported by the Bureau of Meteorology for the 7 days 9am this morning across eastern States (some coastal and metropolitan centres have been excluded) include:



Lower Carpentaria: Burketown 54mm

Upper Carpentaria: Chillagoe 111mm, Georgetown 32mm, Greenvale 72mm

North Coast Barron: Atherton 137mm, Babinda 140mm, Carins 238mm, Cooktown 152mm, Herberton 66mm, Mareeba 47mm, Mt Garnet 38mm, Walkamin 83mm
North Coast Herbert: Falls of 70-460mm reported across most recording stations
East Central Coast: Mackay 173mm, St Lawrence 113
West Central Coast – No falls over 25mm reported
Central Highlands: Anakie 90mm, Bauhinia Downs 87mm, Carnarvon Station 38mm, Clermont 44mm, Comet 80mm, Emerald 75mm, Mantuan Downs 25mm, Rewan Station 67mm, Rolleston 71mm, Springsure 106mm, Tambo 35mm, Taroom 75mm, Wandoan 46mm
Central Lowlands: No falls over 25mm recorded
Upper Western and Lower Western: No falls above 5mm recorded
South Coast Curtis:  Banana 32mm, Biloela 34mm, Childers 38mm, Glenlands 88mm, Jambin 67mm, Moura 38mm, Mt Larcom 99mm, Mt Morgan 56mm, Mt Perry 30mm, Rockhampton 86mm, Rockley Station 86mm, Rosedale 77mm, Theodore 85mm
South Coast Moreton: Beaudesert 28mm, Gatton 26mm, Gympie 62mm, Kenilworth 55mm, Maroon Dam 89mm, Moogerah Dam 32mm, Woodford 43mm
East Darling Downs: Applethorpe 29mm, Clifton 46mm, Dalby 34mm, Felton 57mm, Glenlyon Dam 57mm, Goondiwindi 51mm, Jondaryan 30, Killarney 25mm, Macalister 46mm, Maryvale 84mm, Millmerran 89mm, Pittsworth 93mm, Pratten 29mm, Texas 33mm, The Deep 46mm, The Head 87mm, Wallangarra 37mm, Warwick 26mm, Yangan 65mm
West Darling Downs: Hannaford 59mm, Meandarra 38mm, Miles 44mm
Southwood 32mm, Talwood 39mm
Maranoa: Dalmally 59mm, Havelock 54mm, Injune 87mm, Karoola Park 44mm, Mitchell 81mm, Roma 91mm, St George 39mm, Sunnybank Station 160mm, Surat 107mm, Wallumbilla 40mm, Warkon 111mm,Yuelba 130mm
Warrego: Bayrick 26mm, Derbyshire Downs 38mm, Eulo 41mm, Glenorie 25mm, Morven 36mm, Mungallala 41mm, Nindigully 27mm, Wansey Downs 45mm, Wetlands 48mm, Woodlands 45mm
Far South West: No falls above 6mm recorded

New South Wales

Northern Rivers: Casino 63mm, Grafton 36mm, Kyogle 83mm, Lismore 39mm
Northern Tablelands: Armidale 40mm, Ben Lomond 57mm, Bonalbo 67mm, Deepwater 30mm, Emmaville 107mm, Glen Innes 95mm, Guyra 109mm, Inverell 90mm, Mallanganee 66mm, Tabulam 59mm, Tingha 55mm Walcha 32mm
Central Tablelands: Bathurst 27mm, Katoomba 38mm, Mt Boyce 40mm, Orange 30mm
Southern Tablelands: Bungonia 44mm, Goulburn 50mm, Gunning 29mm, Taralga 44mm
North west Slopes: Barraba 78mm, Blackville 29mm, Boggabri 44mm, Breeza 37mm, Gravesend 34mm, Gunnedah 59mm, Manilla 42mm, Mullaley 3mm, Tamworth 31mm, Wallangra 130mm, Warialda 59mm, Werris Creek 27mm, Woolbrook 58mm
Northwest Plains: Garah 47mm, Gwabegar 30mm, Kru Plains 31mm, Mogil Mogil 30mm, Moree 29mm, Mungindi 25mm, Narrabri 68mm, Pallamallawa 44mm, Pilliga 42mm, Wee Waa 42mm.
Central Western Slopes: No falls over 25mm recorded
Central Western Plains: Coonamble 46mm, Nyngan 46mm, Peak Hill 31mm
South west slopes: Cabramurra 36mm, Tumut 32mm
Riverina: Ardlethan 28mm, Darlington Point 29mm, Narrandera 48mm
Upper Western: Engonia 25mm (otherwise no falls over 8mm recorded)
Lower Western: No falls over 5mm recorded


North Mallee, South Mallee, North Wimmera, South Wimmera, Lower North, Upper North: No falls over 25mm recorded
Lower north east: Biggara 29mm, Chesunt Hyd 35mm, Corryong Airport 26mm, Eldorado 39mm, Gibbo Park 27mm, Greta Station 30mm, Mitta Mitta 34mm, Myrtleford 40mm, Nariel Creek 36mm, Osbornes Flat 28mm, Rocky Point 27mm, Yackandandah 25mm
Upper Northeast: Bright Hyd 34mm, Edi Uper 38mm, Eurobin 33mm, Harris Lane 30mm, L William Hovell 77mm, Mt Buffalo 32mm, Whitlands 78mm
West Gippsland: Brigolong Hyd 25mm, Glencairn 34mm, Mt Baw Baw 28mm, Murderers Hill 38mm.
East Central, West Central, North Central, Western Plains: No falls over 25mm recorded


Click below to enlarge map showing rainfall across Australia to 9am today, March 26:


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