Drought in the Media: Weather Updates

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Is there rain coming? Has the drought broken? Keep up to date on weather and seasonal news here.
  • Qld: No spring relief

    No spring drought relief predicted for Queensland (Lucy Stone, Brisbane Times, 30 August 2018) Drought-stricken Queensland has little hope of respite from the ongoing dry, according to the weather bureau’s spring outlook. After one of the warmest winters on record nationally, south-east Queensland is facing another three months of warm, dry weather.
  • 12% cut grain production

    Drought bites in the east as ABARES forecasts 12pc cut to grain production (Clint Jasper, ABC Rural, 11 September 2018) A rough winter for grain growers on the east coast has led the Australian government commodity forecaster, ABARES, to predict a 12 per cent drop in winter grain production from last year’s total.
  • Rainfall in NSW

    NSW still in drought despite heavy rainfall (SBS News, 9 September 2018) There has been significant rainfall in parts of NSW but it hasn’t been enough to give drought-stricken farmers a major break from the dry conditions.
  • NSW Update

    NSW State Seasonal Update – August 2018 (NSW Government Department of Primary Industries) Drought conditions continue to be experienced across NSW with close to 100%* of the state in one of the three drought categories.  
  • Missed out

    Rain misses most of drought-stricken NSW (The Chronicle, 5 September 2018) SOME of NSW’s hardest-hit drought regions have missed out on some much needed wet weather after Sydney and coastal areas copped a burst of rain.
  • Worse than millennium drought

    Dry conditions in parts of southeast Australia worse than millennium drought (James Wagstaff, The Weekly Times, 5 September 2018) An analysis by The Weekly Times show some regions, ­including the Mallee and NSW Riverina, recorded a drier first eight months of the year than during the devastating drought years of 2006 and 2007.
  • Spring intensification

    Drought set to intensify into spring: BOM (Belinda Tasker, News.com.au, 30 August 2018) Drought conditions across eastern Australia are likely to intensify, with a drier and warmer-than-average Spring being forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology.
  • Grim Spring Outlook

    Dry times to continue as BOM releases grim spring outlook (Kate Doyle, ABC Weather, 30 August 2018) The climate drivers are looking like they are just going to make things worse this spring.
  • No sign of easing

    Drought shows no sign of easing, say forecasters (9 News, 30 August 2018) The drought crippling eastern Australia shows no sign of ending anytime soon with warmer than average spring conditions ahead. Farmers hoping for some relief from the drought are set to be disappointed with forecast models favouring a dry spring.
  • 15% of SA

    Up to 15 per cent of South Australia is in drought. SBS News spoke to farmers about how they are coping. (Rhiannon Elston, SBS, 29 August 2018) At Paul Bammonn’s Eyre Peninsula farm, dry conditions are taking a toll.
  • N. NSW rain

    Drought continues for NSW farmers despite welcome rain drenching parts of state (Nick Sas and Lauren Pezet, ABC News, 27 August 2018) The town of Yamba on New South Wales’ north coast has been the biggest beneficiary of the rain that swept through much of the state over the weekend, with areas around the Coff […]
  • NSW, Qld Rain

    Rain falls for NSW, Queensland but no sign of the end of the drought (ABC News, 25 August 2018) It may not have ended the drought that has crippled much of the nation, but some of our farmers are feeling something they haven’t touched for a long time — rain. When rain came to Dubbo […]
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