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TAS Country : December 23rd 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010 Tasmanian Country 19 Weather NORTHERN Burnie Cressy Devonport Elliott Erriba Forthside Launceston Meander Scottsdale Smithton WEST COAST Rosebery Savage River Strahan Strathgordon Waratah Zeehan SOUTHEAST Bagdad Campania Dover Geeveston Grove Hobart Huonville Premaydena Woodbridge DERWENT VALLEY Bothwell Bushy Park Maydena New Norfolk Ouse Tarraleah Victoria Valley EAST COAST Avoca Bicheno Fingal Forestry Mathinna Pioneer St Helens St Marys Swansea MIDLANDS Llewellyn Melton Mowbray Mt Morriston Mt Seymour Oatlands Ross AFW Tunnack York Plains CENTRAL PLATEAU Bronte Heights Butlers Gorge Cradle Valley Derwent Bridge Hermitage Interlaken Lake Augusta East Lake St Clair Liaweenee Waddamana KING & FLINDERS ISLAND King Is AP Melbourne Bay Naracoopa Flinders Is AP Memana TASMANIAN RAINFALL WEEKLY RAINFALL BULLETIN OUTLOOK "Tce" is a trace (< 0.1 mm) of rain rain (mm) rain (mm) AGRICULTURAL OBSERVATIONS BULLETIN FOR TASMANIA www.bom.gov.au/products/IDT65176.shtml 50 31 48- 74 51 50 70 38 25 70 65 53 85 75 77 11 12 25 15 6 30 16 57 14 14 13 11 9 12 16 144 9 22 23 10-1 15 14 25 51 48 17 8 8 15- 13 9 10 25 52- 54 8 25 18 69 55 16 FRIDAY: Rain in the north and west, extending statewide during the day then easing later. Possible thunderstorms. Cool to mild with chiefly light to moderate northwest winds. SATURDAY: Scattered showers about the north and west extending statewide then easing in the evening. Cool to mild with light to moderate westerly winds and afternoon sea breezes in the east. SUNDAY: Rain about the north and west extending statewide around midday then easing later. Cool to mild with moderate northerly winds easing and tending southerly later. Rainfall (mm) 400mm 300mm 200mm 150mm 100mm 50mm 25mm 15mm 10mm 5mm 1mm 0mm WEEK ENDING WEDNESDAY 15/12/10 Rainfall (mm) 800mm 600mm 400mm 300mm 200mm 100mm 50mm 25mm 10mm 5mm 1mm 0mm MONTH TO DATE 1/12/10 -- 15/12/10 Rainfall (mm) 1200mm 800mm 600mm 400mm 300mm 200mm 100mm 50mm 25mm 10mm 2mm 0mm YEAR TO DATE 1/1/10 --15/12/10 Crossword No 9881 aNEW LOOKfor an OLD MATE ! Following recent changes made to Tasmanian Country, our delivery arrangements will also be changing. Australia Post will continue to deliver Tasmania s favourite country newspaper and the ser vice will be expanded. o e ea ers who currently have their copy delivered via their local Post ffice may cease to do so under the new arrangements. or delivery en uiries please contact our customer ser vice staff on . an o for your support from the team at Tasmanian Country. Sour taste for wine growers WINE GRAPE growers are coming to terms with the prospect of receiving less than the cost of producing their grapes for the third year in a row. Three of the major wineries --- Constellation, Treasury Wine Estates (part of Foster's) and Orlando Wines, have revealed indicative prices of be- tween $185 and $325 a tonne for four of the main varieties grown in northwest Victoria. Murray Valley Winegrowers chief executive Mark McKenzie said Constel- lation Wines had the lowest prices and had imposed a limit of 20 tonnes a hectare on chardonnay. Mr McKenzie said growers were devastated, especially since the oversup- ply of wine had improved. ''The reality is winery inventories are back into broad balance,'' he said. Constellation Wines questioned claims oversupply had improved. The Weekly Times
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