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Australia Wheat Weather - Jan 29

29 Jan 2017 11:05 pm
Western Australia 
Highlights: Mostly dry Friday. Light to locally moderate showers during the 
weekend period favoring western and southern areas. Temperatures averaged above 
to well above normal Friday but moderated somewhat during the weekend. 
 Days 1-3: Episodes of scattered showers and thundershowers will be in the 
region Monday through Wednesday. The heaviest of this activity looks to favor 
southwest locations but may be more widespread than that. Temperatures average 
near to above normal. 
Southern South Australia, Victoria, southern New South Wales 
Highlights: Mostly dry during the weekend period. Temperatured turn warmer 
during the weekend, much warmer through western areas late in the weekend. 
 Days 1-3: Mostly dry or with only a few light showers during this period. 
Temperatures may turn somewhat cooler, especially in southern areas, during 
this time. 
 Days 4-5: Dry or with only light showers developing in western areas during 
this period. Temperatures average near to above normal. 
Northern New South Wales and southern Queensland 
Highlights: A few showers and afternoon thundershowers mostly occurred in 
southeast areas of southern Queensland Friday. Dry or with only a few light 
showers in the northern areas Saturday. Mostly dry Sunday. Temperatures turned 
somewhat cooler during this period. 
 Days 1-3: Mostly dry Monday and Tuesday. Dry or with only isolated light 
showers Wednesday. Temperatures turn somewhat hotter during this period, 
especially later in the period. 
 Days 4-5: Dry or with only a few light showers in southern areas during this 
period. Temperatures average above normal. 
    Much improved soil moisture in the southern plains for the winter wheat 
crop when it breaks dormancy. This will mitigate the impact of dry weather in 
the west this past fall and some very cold weather earlier in the winter. 
    Beneficial rains for winter wheat in both the Delta and Southeast states 
after drought conditions this fall. 
   Episodes of cold and very cold temperatures is expected to have caused some 
problems for unprotected wheat in parts of eastern Europe during this winter to 
date. The coldest weather in Europe appears to be coming to an end at this 
    Winter wheat areas of Ukraine, west and south Russia have a mostly adequate 
snow cover at this time. This allows for protection as temperatures turn cold 
again at the end of this week. 
   Harvesting continues in southern South Australia and Victoria with some 
delay possible during times of showers. Rain may cause some reduction in 
quality of unharvested crops. 
   Mostly favorable conditions for dormant winter wheat through east-central 
China at this time. Snow is minimal in the region which means this crop would 
be vulnerable in the event of a strong cold snap. 
   Wheat in Pakistan and north India has benefited from recent cooler 
temperatures and scattered light to moderate showers during this week, 
improving conditions for jointing or reproductive wheat. 
   Periodic showers through winter wheat areas of northwest Africa has supplied 
favorable moisture for most of the key growing belt. Prospects have improved in 
the west where it had been too dry earlier and prospects remain good in the 
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 29, 2017 18:05 ET (23:05 GMT)
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