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The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Aug 2018



The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Aug 2018

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22 2018 WEATHER 47 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA IF THERE is one athlete who has a love affair with Darwins $1 million Lottoland Mitchell Street Mile it is 2016 champion Jordan Gusman. Gusman beat a host of more fancied runners in his debut race two years ago, including Ryan Gregson, who had made the Rio Olympics 1500m final only weeks before. The Lottoland Mitchell Street Million Dollar Mile is always one of my favourite races of the year where the local community are all so supportive and hospitable, he said. It makes for a great weekend and getting out of the Canberra cold is always an added bonus too. Gusman just missed out on back-to-back wins last year in what was a run for the ages as he stayed in front of Kenyas Silas Kiplagat until the final metres, almost beating the fifth-fastest man in history to the tape. The 23-year-old is back for a third try on Sunday, September 16, this time with a whole new approach. I will be coming back from Europe where I will have raced a few 1500s and miles, he said. I have had great success in previous years at the Mitchell Street Mile running off cross Gusman eyes another win in citys richest mile country training, so the idea that I will be in 1500/mile shape come this years race is exciting. Gusman is the first big name male runner to confirm for the big race following the news that the first and second placegetters from last years womens race, Brittany McGowan and Linden Hall, will make their way north again. A $1 million bonus is on offer to any athlete who can break the world mile record in both races 3 minutes 43.13 seconds for the men and 4:12.56 for the women. The $15,000 first prize makes the Darwin event the worlds richest mile race. Go to mitchellstreet mile.com.au for entries to the event. GREY MORRIS RIGHT: Jordan Gusman has his sights set on winning another Mitchell Street Mile Picture: JERAD WILLIAMS I have had great success in previous years at the Mitchell Street Mile running off cross country training Tanami Tiwi Daly Arnhem Carpentaria Gregory Barkly Simpson Lasseter Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 6:57 am 6:42 pm 3:20 pm 3:35 am Aug 26 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Wed Aug 22 Thu Aug 23 Fri Aug 24 Sat Aug 25 Sun Aug 26 Mon Aug 27 Tue Aug 28 Wed Aug 29 3:55am 5.4m 10:35am 3.7m 3:28pm 4.8m 10:04pm 2.5m 4:54am 5.8m 11:25am 3.3m 4:27pm 5.1m 10:58pm 2.2m 5:35am 6.2m 11:58am 2.9m 5:08pm 5.5m 11:40pm 1.9m 6:09am 6.5m 12:24pm 2.6m 5:43pm 5.9m 12:15am 1.6m 6:41am 6.8m 12:47pm 2.3m 6:17pm 6.2m 12:46am 1.4m 7:09am 7.0m 1:11pm 2.1m 6:50pm 6.5m 1:15am 1.3m 7:35am 7.1m 1:38pm 1.8m 7:23pm 6.7m 1:42am 1.3m 7:59am 7.1m 2:08pm 1.7m 7:56pm 6.7m Darwin 19 31 Tindal 11 32 Jabiru 19 33 Nhulunbuy 21 29 Borroloola 8 31 Lajamanu 3 27 Tennant Creek 11 25 Alice Springs -2 23 Yulara 0 26 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1000 1024 1024 10081008 1016 1016 1016 1016 1016 1001 1005 1003 1029 1021 WARNINGS Latest information at www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings Coastal & Land Weather 1300 659 214 Tropical Cyclone 1300 659 211 NORTHERN TERRITORY A slight chance of morning showers about the Tiwi Islands, with cloud developing in the far south during the day. Sunny elsewhere after areas of patchy morning fog over the eastern Top End and Carpentaria District. Areas of smoke over the far northeast Arnhem District. Patchy frost over the Tanami, northern Simpson and southern Barkly Districts before a warm day. Light to moderate east to northeast winds. Moderate to fresh northwesterly developing during the day over southern districts before a southwesterly change over the Lasseter District later in the day. Fire danger: Very high over the northern Daly, eastern Carpentaria and Lasseter Districts. DARWIN and OUTER DARWIN Areas of smoke haze in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Min 20 Max 31 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 21 Max 31 Friday: Mostly sunny. Min 20 Max 31 Saturday: Mostly sunny. Min 20 Max 32 DARWIN HARBOUR Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending northwest to southwesterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 11 (extreme). Tennant Creek: 9 (very high). Alice Springs: 8 (very high). Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 21 August 2018: 0.0 mm Monthly total to 9am 21 August 2018: 0.0 mm Average for month of August: 04.9 mm 1 October to 21 August: 2038.6 mm on 116 rain days Average from 1 October to end of August: 1716.8 mm August 22, 2018 Commonwealth of Australia 2018 1000 1000 1000 1024 1024 1008 1008 1008 1016 1016 1016 1016 1016 999 995 1002 1030 1018 Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Moscow New York Rio De Janeiro Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo showers 15 9 rain 31 26 fine 31 25 fine 30 15 rain 31 26 fine 32 26 haze 23 11 rain 32 26 fine 25 18 fineing 29 20 fine 23 17 storms 28 23 fine 30 14 haze 31 27 fine 31 25 windy 31 23 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Sunny. Max 33 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 14 Max 34 Tennant Creek: Sunny. Max 28 Thursday: Sunny. Min 11 Max 31 Alice Springs: Sunny. Max 28 Thursday: Sunny. Min 8 Max 21 Jabiru: Sunny. Max 35 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 18 Max 35 Nhulunbuy: Morning smoke. Max 29 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 18 Max 29 Alyangula: Sunny. Max 29 Thursday: Sunny. Min 17 Max 29 Borroloola: Early fog then sunny. Max 32 Thursday: Early fog then sunny. Min 11 Max 33 Yulara: Sunny. Max 29 Thursday: Sunny. Min 6 Max 20 Lajamanu: Sunny. Max 30 Thursday: Sunny. Min 7 Max 32 Maningrida: Sunny. Max 30 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 19 Max 31 Pirlangimpi: Partly cloudy. Max 31 Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min 19 Max 32 Wadeye: Sunny. Max 32 Thursday: Sunny. Min 16 Max 32 Yuendumu: Sunny. Max 28 Thursday: Sunny. Min 10 Max 24 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:20am to 4:10pm Maximum UV Index: 11 (extreme) Sunny Mostly sunny Partly cloudy Cloudy Chance shower Shower or two Showers Drizzle, light rain Rain Shower storm Storms Windy Dust Fog Katherine DARWIN Jabiru Nhulunbuy Borroloola Alyangula Tennant Creek Alice Springs 2031 Yulara Wadeye 1931 Pirlangimpi 1929 1729 1935 1632 1233 1132 928 629 428 630 Lajamanu 528 Yuendumu Darwin 31 Broome 29 Alice Springs 28 Cairns 27 Hobart 12 Brisbane 24 Sydney 18 Canberra 14 Adelaide 20 Perth 17 Melbourne 15