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The Northern Territory news Tue 27 Mar 2018



The Northern Territory news Tue 27 Mar 2018

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TUESDAY MARCH 27 2018 WEATHER 31 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Tanami Tiwi Daly Arnhem Carpentaria Gregory Barkly Simpson Lasseter Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 6:51 am 6:53 pm 3:37 pm 2:33 am Mar 31 Apr 8 Apr 16 Apr 23 Tue Mar 27 Wed Mar 28 Thu Mar 29 Fri Mar 30 Sat Mar 31 Sun Apr 1 Mon Apr 2 Tue Apr 3 12:56am 5.0m 8:16am 2.8m 3:13pm 5.9m 9:37pm 3.7m 3:14am 5.3m 9:55am 2.5m 4:27pm 6.4m 10:48pm 3.0m 4:25am 5.9m 11:01am 2.0m 5:19pm 6.9m 11:37pm 2.4m 5:22am 6.5m 11:50am 1.7m 6:02pm 7.3m 12:18am 1.8m 6:12am 7.0m 12:31pm 1.4m 6:37pm 7.5m 12:54am 1.4m 6:55am 7.4m 1:06pm 1.4m 7:08pm 7.6m 1:28am 1.1m 7:34am 7.5m 1:38pm 1.5m 7:35pm 7.6m 2:01am 1.0m 8:09am 7.5m 2:08pm 1.8m 7:58pm 7.4m Darwin 27 34 Tindal 24 38 Jabiru 25 35 Nhulunbuy 24 34 6 Borroloola 25 37 0.6 Lajamanu 24 40 Tennant Creek 25 35 Alice Springs 18 29 Yulara 18 31 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1000 992 1008 1008 1008 1008 1008 1016 1016 1016 1016 1014 1006 1004 1001 1021 1023 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 to medium chance of showers and gusty storms over the Top End and the eastern Carpentaria. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Moderate east to southeast winds, fresh during the day in the Barkly District. Fire danger: Low to moderate throughout. DARWIN and OUTER DARWIN Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm, with gusty winds inland from the late morning. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Min 26 Max 33 Wednesday: Possible shower or storm. Min 25 Max 34 Thursday: Possible shower or storm. Min 26 Max 33 Friday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 25 Max 33 DARWIN HARBOUR Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly in the early afternoon then becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a storm. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 13 (extreme). Tennant Creek: 12 (extreme). Alice Springs: 12 (extreme). Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 26 March 2018: 0.0 mm Monthly total to 9am 26 March 2018: 279.4 mm Average for month of March: 317.2 mm 1 October to 26 March: 1995.0 mm on 105 rain days Average from 1 October to end of March: 1586.1 mm March 27, 2018 Commonwealth of Australia 2018 1000 1000 1000 992 1008 1008 1008 1008 1016 1016 1016 1016 1001 999 998 1011 1019 Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Manila Moscow New York Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo fine 21 14 fine 33 27 haze 26 11 fine 12 3 fine 25 20 rain 30 25 haze 23 14 haze 33 25 fresh 12 6 fine 22 11 haze 30 24 fine 5 -4 fine 7 1 rain 27 25 fine 21 13 fresh 18 8 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Partly cloudy. Max 38 Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 23 Max 38 Tennant Creek: Sunny. Max 35 Wednesday: Becoming windy. Partly cloudy. Min 24 Max 35 Alice Springs: Sunny. Max 32 Wednesday: Sunny. Min 13 Max 35 Jabiru: Possible shower or storm. Max 37 Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 25 Max 37 Nhulunbuy: Possible morning storm. Showers. Max 33 Wednesday: Possible shower or storm. Min 25 Max 33 Alyangula: Partly cloudy. Max 33 Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 26 Max 33 Borroloola: Mostly sunny. Max 38 Wednesday: Possible rain. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 34 Yulara: Sunny. Max 35 Wednesday: Sunny. Min 17 Max 37 Lajamanu: Mostly sunny. Max 38 Wednesday: Becoming cloudy. Min 21 Max 38 Maningrida: Shower or two. Possible storm. Max 34 Wednesday: Possible shower or storm. Min 25 Max 34 Pirlangimpi: Shower or two. Possible storm. Max 33 Wednesday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 25 Max 35 Wadeye: Partly cloudy. Max 35 Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Min 24 Max 35 Yuendumu: Sunny. Max 35 Wednesday: Sunny. Min 18 Max 37 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:00am to 4:30pm Maximum UV Index: 14 (extreme) Sunny Mostly sunny Partly cloudy Cloudy Chance shower Shower or two Showers Drizzle, light rain Rain Shower storm Storms Windy Fog Frost Katherine DARWIN Jabiru Nhulunbuy Borroloola Alyangula Tennant Creek Alice Springs 2633 Yulara Wadeye 2533 Pirlangimpi 2533 2633 2537 2635 2438 2338 2335 1435 1232 2438 Lajamanu 1735 Yuendumu Darwin 33 Broome 36 Alice Springs 32 Cairns 29 Hobart 18 Brisbane 27 Sydney 25 Canberra 24 Adelaide 25 Perth 24 Melbourne 22 Three whales perish after return to WA beach THREE whales have been euthanased after they returned to a beach in Western Australia following a mass stranding. Seven of the 150 shortfinned pilot whales that became stranded at Hamelin Bay were rescued by authorities with the help of vets and more than 100 volunteers. But three later returned to dry land and had to be euthanased, the Parks and Wildlife Service said on Saturday. A remaining four have not been sighted, but there is a risk they could return to the beach. We ask the public to keep a look-out and if anyone sees a stranded whale to please report it, Incident Controller Jeremy Chick said. Authorities swept the surrounding beaches by air and sea on Saturday, and havent found any further whales. Rescue efforts were hampered by dead whales in the water, rocky terrain and rough seas at the bay, which is near Augusta. All whale carcasses have now been removed from the main stranding site and outlying areas. There are two deceased whales remaining in inaccessible terrain and a plan is being developed to remove them as soon as logistically possible, Mr Chick said. Authorities are taking DNA samples in a bid to understand why the whales beached. A commercial fisherman spotted the large number of whales early on Friday morning. I think its absolutely incredible. Ive never seen anything like it, so many whales beached like this, tourist Barrie Brickle said. A shark alert has been issued as the whale carcasses may attract the ocean predators. Hamelin Beach remains closed from Hamelin Caravan Park to North Point. A stranded short finned pilot whale is helped at Hamelin Beach Picture: PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICE NORTHERN TERRITORY TODAY TERRITORY TODAY NOON YESTERDAY SEVEN-DAY TIDES Full Last 1/4 New First 1/4 AUSTRALIA TODAY O()ect WORLD YESTERDAY TERRITORY YESTERDAY w w w . b o m . o v . a u COASTAL AND LAND WEATHER WARNINGS: 1300 659 214 TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION: 1300 659 211