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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Apr 2017



The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Apr 2017

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FRIDAY APRIL 14 2017 WEATHER 39 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Tanami Tiwi Daly Arnhem Carpentaria Gregory Barkly Simpson Lasseter Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 6:52 am 6:42 pm 9:00 pm 9:04 am May 11 Apr 19 Apr 26 May 3 Fri Apr 14 Sat Apr 15 Sun Apr 16 Mon Apr 17 Tue Apr 18 Wed Apr 19 Thu Apr 20 Fri Apr 21 1:58am 1.2m 8:12am 7.2m 2:03pm 2.2m 7:49pm 7.0m 2:25am 1.3m 8:40am 7.1m 2:27pm 2.4m 8:14pm 6.7m 2:55am 1.5m 9:09am 6.8m 2:53pm 2.7m 8:40pm 6.4m 3:27am 1.8m 9:40am 6.5m 3:23pm 3.1m 9:07pm 5.9m 4:03am 2.2m 10:16am 6.2m 4:02pm 3.5m 9:37pm 5.5m 4:46am 2.6m 11:01am 5.8m 5:07pm 3.8m 10:22pm 5.0m 5:41am 3.0m 12:04pm 5.5m 6:47pm 4.0m 12:07am 4.7m 6:55am 3.2m 1:35pm 5.4m 8:44pm 3.8m Darwin 22 32 3.4 Tindal 24 33 5 Jabiru 24 31 1 Nhulunbuy 24 31 43 Borroloola 21 34 Lajamanu 21 34 Tennant Creek 20 33 Alice Springs 6 27 Yulara 11 29 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1000 1024 1008 1016 1016 1021 H 998 L 1009 L 1012 L 1015 L 1006 L 1023 H WARNINGS Warnings were current at 5pm yesterday. 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 showers and storms over the Top End and western Gregory District, increasing to a medium chance about the north and west coasts. Mostly sunny elsewhere, though cloud developing in the southwest during the day. Moderate east to northeast winds over the Top End. Moderate east to southeast winds elsewhere, tending fresh and gusty at times during the morning through central districts. Fire danger: low to moderate. DARWIN and OUTER DARWIN Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Min 24 Max 32 Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 25 Max 33 Sunday: Possible shower or storm. Min 25 Max 33 Monday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 25 Max 32 DARWIN HARBOUR Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 13 (extreme). Tennant Creek: 12 (extreme). Alice Springs: 11 (extreme). Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 13 April 2017: 3.4 mm Monthly total to 9am 13 April 2017: 172.2 mm Average for month of April: 101.1 mm 1 October to 13 April: 2471.8 mm on 124 rain days Average from 1 October to end of April: 1687.4 mm April 14, 2017 Commonwealth of Australia 2017 L L H 1024 1024 1008 1016 1016 1010 L 1006 L 995 L L 1028 H1026 H Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Manila Moscow New York Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo rain 21 18 mist 35 28 fine 24 5 fine 21 3 rain 21 18 haze 32 26 rain 19 14 rain 34 25 fine 16 5 mist 24 11 haze 33 26 rain 6 1 rain 23 12 showers 30 26 shower 31 17 windy 21 7 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Partly cloudy. Max 34 Saturday: Sunny. Min 22 Max 35 Tennant Creek: Sunny. Max 34 Saturday: Sunny. Min 20 Max 34 Alice Springs: Sunny. Max 29 Saturday: Mostly sunny. Min 10 Max 30 Jabiru: Mostly sunny. Max 36 Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 24 Max 36 Nhulunbuy: Shower or two. Possible storm. Max 32 Saturday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 25 Max 32 Alyangula: Possible shower or storm. Max 32 Saturday: Possible shower or storm. Min 26 Max 32 Borroloola: Sunny. Max 36 Saturday: Mostly sunny. Min 21 Max 36 Yulara: Sunny. Max 29 Saturday: Cloudy. Min 16 Max 29 Lajamanu: Mostly sunny. Max 35 Saturday: Sunny. Min 19 Max 36 Maningrida: Possible shower or storm. Max 33 Saturday: Possible shower or storm. Min 24 Max 33 Pirlangimpi: Possible shower or storm. Max 32 Saturday: Possible shower or storm. Min 25 Max 33 Wadeye: Shower or two. Possible storm. Max 32 Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 24 Max 33 Yuendumu: Mostly sunny. Max 31 Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 14 Max 31 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:20am to 4:30pm Maximum UV Index: 13 (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 2432 Yulara Wadeye 2532 Pirlangimpi 2532 2632 2436 2432 2334 2136 2034 1129 729 2135 Lajamanu 1331 Yuendumu Darwin 32 Broome 33 Alice Springs 29 Cairns 30 Hobart 16 Brisbane 27 Sydney 24 Canberra 22 Adelaide 25 Perth 29 Melbourne 19 Guinea seizes shark fins from Chinese ships GUINEA has seized a haul of shark fins and carcasses from Chinese ships fishing illegally off the coast of the west African country and fined the owners. The seizure was part of a push launched in February to crack down on illegal fishing in West African waters, aided by the environmental campaign group Greenpeace. Three ships were boarded and searched, two for having shark fins on board, Demba Guisse, the director of Guineas national fishing monitoring body said. With its vessel Esperanza, Greenpeace is working with local officials from six African countries to monitor the waters off their coasts. Guinean inspectors discovered 30 bags of shark carcasses including a huge hammerhead an endangered species on one of the ships. The two vessels with shark fins aboard, some discovered on the roof or stashed between crates, were each fined around $265,000, Greenpeace said. Both are owned by Dalian Lian Run Pelagic Fishery Company Ltd, which Greenpeace said is one of Chinas largest distant water fishing outfits. Sharks are particularly vulnerable to overfishing, with around 100 million killed each year, Greenpeace said. Global conservation efforts are complicated by the high prices fetched by shark fins, considered a delicacy in Asia where they are served for special occasions like weddings and banquets. Greenpeace and authorities from neighbouring Guinea Bissau last month stopped four ships for various infractions including the use of unauthorised equipment. What were seeing here is an utter lack of respect for West African fishing laws, said Greenpeace campaigner Ahmed Diame. Workers unload cartons from two Chinese ships after Guinean inspectors discovered 30 bags of shark carcasses Picture: AFP PHOTOS 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

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