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The Northern Territory news Tue 28 Feb 2017



The Northern Territory news Tue 28 Feb 2017

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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 2017 WEATHER 31 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Tanami Tiwi Daly Arnhem Carpentaria Gregory Barkly Simpson Lasseter Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 6:49 am 7:10 pm 8:02 am 8:30 pm Mar 13 Mar 21 Mar 28 Mar 5 Tue Feb 28 Wed Mar 1 Thu Mar 2 Fri Mar 3 Sat Mar 4 Sun Mar 5 Mon Mar 6 Tue Mar 7 1:32am 1.8m 7:16am 7.2m 1:37pm 1.1m 7:53pm 7.8m 2:06am 1.5m 7:54am 7.4m 2:06pm 1.2m 8:19pm 7.7m 2:41am 1.3m 8:32am 7.4m 2:37pm 1.4m 8:45pm 7.6m 3:19am 1.3m 9:13am 7.2m 3:10pm 1.9m 9:14pm 7.3m 3:58am 1.4m 9:57am 6.9m 3:45pm 2.4m 9:45pm 6.9m 4:41am 1.7m 10:47am 6.4m 4:27pm 3.1m 10:20pm 6.3m 5:31am 2.1m 11:48am 5.9m 5:29pm 3.7m 11:08pm 5.7m 6:41am 2.5m 1:19pm 5.6m 7:23pm 4.1m Darwin 24 34 49 Tindal 24 34 1 Jabiru 25 35 Nhulunbuy 25 32 4 Borroloola 23 34 10 Lajamanu 22 38 Tennant Creek Alice Springs 14 36 Yulara 17 37 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1024 1008 1016 1016 1016 1010 L 1009 L 1011 L 1021 H 1024 H 1032 H 1022 H WARNINGS Latest information at www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings Coastal & Land Weather 1300 659 214 Tropical Cyclone 1300 659 211 NORTHERN TERRITORY Sunny over the Tanami, Simpson, Lasseter and southern Barkly districts. A slight chance of showers and storms to the north, increasing to a medium to high chance over the northern Top End. Light to moderate east to southeast winds. Fire danger: low to moderate. DARWIN and OUTER DARWIN Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming northerly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then light in the evening. Min 24 Max 33 Wednesday: Possible shower or storm. Min 25 Max 34 Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min 25 Max 34 Friday: Possible shower or storm. Min 25 Max 34 DARWIN HARBOUR Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: 60% chance of showers. The chance of a storm. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 16 (extreme). Tennant Creek: 15 (extreme). Alice Springs: 15 (extreme). Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 27 February 2017: 49.2 mm Monthly total to 9am 27 February 2017: 603.4 mm Average for month of February: 374.3 mm 1 October to 27 February: 1819.8 mm on 92 rain days Average from 1 October to end of February: 1267.3 mm February 28, 2017 Commonwealth of Australia 2017 L L L L L 1024 1024 1032 1008 1016 1016 1016 1009 L 1011 L 1011 L 1022 H 1021 H 1034 H Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Manila Moscow New York Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo windy 25 15 mist 32 26 haze 12 0 fine 15 -1 fine 16 12 rain 31 26 rain 25 16 rain 31 25 rain 11 7 rain 14 9 fine 29 26 snow 0 -5 rain 10 2 mist 30 25 mist 20 8 fine 13 5 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Mostly sunny. Max 36 Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Min 23 Max 37 Tennant Creek: Sunny. Max 38 Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 23 Max 38 Alice Springs: Sunny. Max 37 Wednesday: Sunny. Min 16 Max 38 Jabiru: Possible shower or storm. Max 35 Wednesday: Possible shower or storm. Min 24 Max 37 Nhulunbuy: Shower or two. Possible storm. Max 32 Wednesday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 25 Max 32 Alyangula: Possible shower or storm. Max 32 Wednesday: Possible shower or storm. Min 26 Max 32 Borroloola: Possible shower or storm. Max 35 Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 23 Max 36 Yulara: Sunny. Max 38 Wednesday: Sunny. Min 19 Max 39 Lajamanu: Mostly sunny. Max 38 Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Min 23 Max 39 Maningrida: Shower or two. Possible storm. Max 33 Wednesday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 33 Pirlangimpi: Shower or two. Possible storm. Max 33 Wednesday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 34 Wadeye: Partly cloudy. Max 35 Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Min 24 Max 36 Yuendumu: Sunny. Max 37 Wednesday: Sunny. Min 19 Max 37 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:10am to 5:00pm Maximum UV Index: 16 (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 2433 Yulara Wadeye 2433 Pirlangimpi 2532 2632 2435 2435 2336 2335 2238 1838 1537 2338 Lajamanu 2037 Yuendumu Darwin 33 Broome 34 Alice Springs 37 Cairns 31 Hobart 27 Brisbane 28 Sydney 26 Canberra 28 Adelaide 37 Perth 34 Melbourne 34 Little progress in restoring Florida Everglades RISING seas, polluted coastlines and the spectre of more frequent droughts and storms have lent new urgency to efforts to restore the ecosystem of the Florida Everglades, the largest freshwater wetland in the United States. The Everglades sawgrasses, swamps, tree islands and mangroves are home to a host of fascinating species, from American alligators to endangered hook-billed birds known as snail kites to invasive Burmese pythons. Until now, the worlds largest ecosystem restoration project a massive plan expected to spend some $10.5 billion, known as the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan has made little progress since it was launched in 2000. Our goal was to have much of it done in 20 years, said Steve Davis, a wetlands ecologist with the Everglades Foundation, who led reporters on an airboat tour of the Ever glades this month. We are almost 20 years in and we dont have a single project completed. Even though the Everglades is known as the River of Grass, the water has not properly flowed through it in the past 70 years or so, because human development cordoned off the freshwater which used to spill over from Floridas massive Lake Okeechobee toward the south. As millions of people poured into Florida, a dike was built to protect against hurricane flooding and swamps were drained to make way for sugar cane farms. About one third of the Everglades original three million acres (405,000 of 1.2 million hectares) became farmland, and 1.5 million acres were designated a national park. The consequences of diverting Lake Okeechobees water to the east and west have grown increasingly dire. There is new urgency to efforts to restore the ecosystem of the Florida Everglades 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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