SINGAPORE, March 2 (Reuters) - Australia's 2023/24 wheat crop is likely to be around 25 million-26 million tonnes, a senior executive of Graincorp Ltd said on Thursday, after three years of record production in the world's second-largest exporter of the grain.

"We are looking at a year of average rainfall," Michael Jester, the firm's Asia trading director, said at an industry conference in Singapore.

Australia's wheat crop is likely to face risks from dry weather due to El Nino weather pattern in the second half of 2023, a consultancy said on Wednesday.

"Planting window is between April and June, soil moisture level is good for planting," Jester said.

Australia, blessed by ample rainfall and higher planting, produced record wheat crops for three years.

In the year through June 2023, wheat production is forecast to reach 36.6 million tonnes, a 1% increase over the previous record set last year.

Importers in the Middle East and Asia, led by Indonesia - the world's No. 2 wheat importer - are key buyers of Australian grains. (Reporting by Naveen Thukral; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)