Australian Wheat Gets Rain

Parts of NSW, Queensland and Western Australia received crop-boosting rains across the weekend and Monday weather-watchers say.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday saw severe storms bring heavy rain to southeast QLD and northeast NSW with some areas getting in excess of 30mm.

Rain spread almost throughout inland New South Wales yesterday and last night bringing the best falls in months to many.

Each inland district had at least one location gaining more than 10 millimetres. The Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes and North West Slopes and Plains, had widespread falls of 15 to 40mm.

Meanwhile, much of the Southwest Land Division of Western Australia can expect soaking rain from Wednesday night to Friday night with widespread falls of 15 to 30 millimetres likely.

Benchmark January ASX wheat closed A$4 lower at A$314/tonne.