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Welcome to The Monitor

The Monitor is an online tool that delivers a range of climatic, production, biophysical and economic information, for over 600 regions throughout Australia.

The Monitor provides the ability to explore and report on spatial, temporal and point-based data and information at various regional scales. The Monitor also provides access to a mapping interface to view spatial data against several different region types.

Latest Updates

  • Rainfall, temperature and soil moisture information has been added for January 2011.
  • A new seasonal outlook from the Bureau of Meteorology is available. You can view it here.
  • Farm surveys data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has been added to the database. Complete an analysis here.

Recent Conditions

  • Climate

    For the week ending 5 January 2011, rainfall was mostly recorded across the northern half of Australia. Rainfall in excess of 50 millimetres was recorded across large parts of the tropical north ... More

  • Weather

    Rainfall received over parts of the east coast this week is likely to improve soil moisture levels and encourage pasture growth, particularly as temperatures increase ... More

  • Water

    Water storage levels in the Murray.Darling Basin decreased this week by 226 gigalitres to approximately 82 per cent of total capacity. This is 56 percentage points or 12 681 gigalitres more than this time last year ... More

  • Soil Moisture

    Soil moisture has improved in parts of north-east New South Wales and south-east Queensland following widespread rainfall this week, which will assist pasture growth as temperatures increase ... More

  • Commodities

    The sugar indicator price (Intercontinental Exchange, no. 11 spot, free on board Caribbean) was US36.4 cents a pound on 5 January 2011, compared with US28.2 cents a pound at the same time in 2010 ... More