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The Northern Territory news Fri 22 Jun 2018



The Northern Territory news Fri 22 Jun 2018

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FRIDAY JUNE 22 2018 WEATHER 35 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Tanami Tiwi Daly Arnhem Carpentaria Gregory Barkly Simpson Lasseter Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 7:07 am 6:30 pm 2:12 pm 1:53 am Jun 28 Jul 6 Jul 13 Jul 20 Fri Jun 22 Sat Jun 23 Sun Jun 24 Mon Jun 25 Tue Jun 26 Wed Jun 27 Thu Jun 28 Fri Jun 29 12:43am 5.4m 6:51am 3.0m 12:57pm 5.8m 8:01pm 2.5m 2:07am 5.4m 8:06am 3.3m 2:04pm 5.6m 9:09pm 2.2m 3:25am 5.7m 9:24am 3.3m 3:10pm 5.6m 10:06pm 2.0m 4:30am 6.0m 10:32am 3.2m 4:04pm 5.7m 10:54pm 1.7m 5:23am 6.4m 11:24am 3.0m 4:47pm 5.8m 11:34pm 1.5m 6:08am 6.6m 12:04pm 2.8m 5:23pm 6.0m 12:09am 1.3m 6:47am 6.8m 12:37pm 2.7m 5:58pm 6.1m 12:43am 1.2m 7:21am 6.9m 1:06pm 2.6m 6:31pm 6.2m Darwin 19 32 Tindal 10 30 Jabiru 33 Nhulunbuy 22 30 0.2 Borroloola 7 30 Lajamanu 9 25 Tennant Creek 11 22 Alice Springs 0 18 Yulara 1 18 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1000 1024 1024 1024 1032 1008 1008 1016 1016 1016 1030 1033 1033 1029 1026 WARNINGS Latest information at www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings Coastal & Land Weather 1300 659 214 Tropical Cyclone 1300 659 211 NORTHERN TERRITORY Partly cloudy about the northeast Arnhem District. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Areas of morning frost in the Simpson and Lasseter Districts. Areas of morning fog over the eastern Arnhem District. Moderate southeast winds, fresh and gusty during the morning over the central districts and parts of the Top End. Fire danger: very high over the Daly and Gregory Districts, high elsewhere north of Elliott and also over the northern Tanami District. DARWIN and OUTER DARWIN Sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Min 19 Max 32 Saturday: Sunny. Min 19 Max 31 Sunday: Sunny. Min 20 Max 31 Monday: Mostly sunny. Min 21 Max 32 DARWIN HARBOUR Winds: Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 8 (very high). Tennant Creek: 6 (high). Alice Springs: 5 (moderate). Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 21 June 2018: 0.0 mm Monthly total to 9am 21 June 2018: 0.0 mm Average for month of June: 01.7 mm 1 October to 21 June: 2038.6 mm on 116 rain days Average from 1 October to end of JUNE: 1710.7 mm June 22, 2018 Commonwealth of Australia 2018 1000 1000 1024 1024 1024 1008 1008 1016 1016 10161016 1030 1030 1029 1030 Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Moscow New York Rio De Janeiro Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo fine 13 6 fine 32 28 fine 36 24 fine 30 15 fine 33 29 cloudy 34 26 fine 20 9 haze 32 26 fine 25 13 fog 29 17 fine 21 12 sunny 23 19 fine 32 14 rain 28 23 fine 29 22 rain 21 19 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Sunny. Max 30 Saturday: Sunny. Min 9 Max 30 Tennant Creek: Sunny. Max 23 Saturday: Sunny. Min 11 Max 24 Alice Springs: Morning frost. Sunny. Max 17 Saturday: Morning frost. Sunny. Min 1 Max 17 Jabiru: Sunny. Max 33 Saturday: Sunny. Min 18 Max 32 Nhulunbuy: Partly cloudy. Max 29 Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 21 Max 28 Alyangula: Early fog then sunny. Max 28 Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 17 Max 28 Borroloola: Sunny. Max 30 Saturday: Sunny. Min 9 Max 31 Yulara: Mostly sunny. Max 18 Saturday: Sunny. Min 1 Max 18 Lajamanu: Sunny. Max 25 Saturday: Sunny. Min 7 Max 25 Maningrida: Sunny. Max 31 Saturday: Mostly sunny. Min 18 Max 31 Pirlangimpi: Sunny. Max 32 Saturday: Sunny. Min 19 Max 32 Wadeye: Sunny. Max 31 Saturday: Sunny. Min 16 Max 31 Yuendumu: Sunny. Max 19 Saturday: Sunny. Min 3 Max 20 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:40am to 3:50pm Maximum UV Index: 8 (very high) 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 1932 Yulara Wadeye 2032 Pirlangimpi 2129 1628 1833 1731 830 830 1023 218 -117 825 Lajamanu 319 Yuendumu Darwin 32 Broome 29 Alice Springs 17 Cairns 27 Hobart 14 Brisbane 22 Sydney 17 Canberra 13 Adelaide 16 Perth 20 Melbourne 15 MANGROVE Jacks (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) are a member of the tropical snapper family. Just like our golden snapper they are highly prized by Territory fishos due to their superb eating qualities. In fact many would agree that a Jack on the plate is even tastier than a Goldie! Jacks can vary dramatically in colour depending on where they are living, from burnt orange, to copper, to bronze and dark reddish-brown. Juvenile fish are often darker and exhibit lighter vertical bands down their flanks. As its name suggests Mangrove Jack are commonly caught in mangrove-lined waterways of estuaries, bays and harbours. Most fish found in this habitat are juvenile fish up to 2kg. Smaller Jacks can also be Powerful jacks tough to land but worth effort found way up in the freshwater reaches of our big rivers. Jacks are the ultimate ambush predator, lurking around mangrove roots, rocks and other snaggy areas, in wait of their usual prey of prawns and small fish. Their lightning strike of a cast lure has jolted many a dozy angler out of autopilot and back to reality. But by then its too late and this pocket power-house has already returned to their favourite piece of structure with your lure and youre not getting it back! So if youre casting in Jack country then stay on the ball otherwise your lure box is going home lighter. Along with smaller lures Jacks will take most well-presented fresh baits. If youre chasing big jacks on reefs, a productive tactic is to target them at night using medium to heavy tackle rigged for bottom-fishing, using either bait or jigs. In close proximity to sharp reef the sheer power of these big jacks makes for a challenging fight and they can be very difficult to land. So tight drags and stout hearts are needed if you want to put one in the esky to feed the family. In the Northern Territory there is a minimum size limit on Mangrove Jacks of 35 cm and a personal possession limit of three. Like other tropical snapper species they have a vulnerable biology as they are slow growing, late maturing, often aggregate in large numbers (making them easier to overfish) and suffer from the effects of barotrauma. Jacks and other reef species should not be targeted for catch and release fishing in waters greater than 10m. For more information on fish species download the NT FISHING MATE app or visit nt.gov.au/marine BRENTON CARDONA NT Fisheries Mangrove jacks are highly prized by Territory anglers