The Northern Territory news Tue 3 Jan 2017
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TUESDAY JANUARY 3 2017 WEATHER 27 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA There has been a spate of rock lobster crimes in Western Australia this season Crackdown on lobster crimes SEVEN boats have been seized due to lobster pot interference and other rock lobster crimes in Western Australia this season, prompting a warning that offenders could face prison or a large fine. Fisheries minister Joe Francis said people who interfered with other fishers rock lobster pots could have their boats seized and in the most serious cases of illegal fishing a person could be jailed for four years or fined $400,000. Pulling rock lobster pots that arent yours and stealing the catch is a low act, Mr Francis said. Its theft, and its un-Australian. Fisheries officers are out there watching day and night; its just not worth doing the wrong thing. Hundreds of thousands of recreational fishers who did the right thing were reaping the benefits of their licence fees, which were reinvested into initiatives such as the $853,000 artificial reef off Rottnest Island, Mr Francis said. The reef, six nautical miles south of the island, is due to be completed next week and has two 12 metre-high steel modules designed to attract species such as pink snapper and yellowtail kingfish. Its theft, and its un Australian F I S H E R I E S M I N I S T E R J O E F R A N C I S Tanami Tiwi Daly Arnhem Carpentaria Gregory Barkly Simpson Lasseter Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 6:26 am 7:16 pm 10:28 am 11:05 pm Jan 12 Jan 20 Jan 28 Jan 6 Tue Jan 3 Wed Jan 4 Thu Jan 5 Fri Jan 6 Sat Jan 7 Sun Jan 8 Mon Jan 9 Tue Jan 10 3:11am 2.5m 8:41am 6.3m 3:05pm 1.6m 9:36pm 7.1m 3:55am 2.6m 9:26am 6.1m 3:40pm 2.0m 10:11pm 6.9m 4:44am 2.6m 10:19am 5.8m 4:23pm 2.5m 10:49pm 6.6m 5:39am 2.7m 11:25am 5.6m 5:17pm 3.0m 11:36pm 6.2m 6:45am 2.6m 12:47pm 5.4m 6:31pm 3.5m 12:34am 5.9m 8:03am 2.4m 2:25pm 5.6m 8:07pm 3.7m 1:52am 5.8m 9:21am 2.0m 3:54pm 6.1m 9:37pm 3.6m 3:13am 5.9m 10:25am 1.6m 5:00pm 6.7m 10:47pm 3.3m Darwin 23 30 109.8 Tindal 23 30 51 Jabiru 24 31 21 Nhulunbuy 24 30 11 Borroloola 26 32 0.2 Lajamanu 23 36 19 Tennant Creek 25 34 Alice Springs 22 32 Yulara 23 32 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1024 1000 1008 1008 1008 1008 1016 1016 1005 L 999L 1006L 1022 H 1027 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 Mostly sunny south of Tennant Creek. A slight to medium chance of showers and storms elsewhere, increasing to high to very high north of Elliott. Areas of rain and possible heavy falls over the western Top End. Monsoon squalls about the north and west coasts. Moderate to fresh southeast winds tending westerly over the northern Top End. DARWIN and OUTER DARWIN Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm with gusty winds. Heavy falls possible. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning northwesterly during the morning and early afternoon. Min 24 Max 30 Wednesday: Heavy rain. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 30 Thursday: Showers. Possible storm. Min 25 Max 31 Friday: Showers. Possible storm. Min 25 Max 32 DARWIN HARBOUR Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Northwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times. The chance of a thunderstorm. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 17 (extreme). Tennant Creek: 17 (extreme). Alice Springs: 17 (extreme). Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 2 January 2017 109.8 mm Monthly total to 9am 2 January 2017 126.6mm Average for month of January 427.1 mm 1 October to 02 January 872.4 mm on 53 rain days Average from 1 October to end of January 893.0 mm January 3, 2017 Commonwealth of Australia 2017 L L L H 1000 1024 1008 1008 1008 1008 1008 1016 1016 1016 1006L 1001L 1006 L 1025 H 1025 H Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Manila Moscow New York Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo windy 22 17 fine 31 24 fog -1 -7 fine 0 -3 fine 22 19 fine 33 28 haze 28 16 rain 32 25 rain 9 4 fine 15 6 fine 29 24 rain 2 -4 fine 7 6 rain 30 26 rain 15 8 fresh 13 4 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Heavy rain. Possible storm. Max 31 Wednesday: Rain. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 31 Tennant Creek: Possible shower or storm. Max 35 Wednesday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 23 Max 34 Alice Springs: Sunny. Max 34 Wednesday: Sunny. Min 20 Max 36 Jabiru: Heavy rain. Possible storm. Max 31 Wednesday: Rain. Possible storm. Min 26 Max 31 Nhulunbuy: Rain. Possible storm. Max 33 Wednesday: Showers. Possible storm. Min 27 Max 33 Alyangula: Rain. Possible storm. Max 33 Wednesday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 26 Max 34 Borroloola: Rain. Possible storm. Max 34 Wednesday: Showers. Possible storm. Min 25 Max 34 Yulara: Sunny. Max 37 Wednesday: Sunny. Min 22 Max 39 Lajamanu: Shower or two. Possible storm. Max 35 Wednesday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 34 Maningrida: Rain. Possible storm. Max 31 Wednesday: Rain. Possible storm. Min 26 Max 32 Pirlangimpi: Heavy rain. Possible storm. Max 31 Wednesday: Rain. Possible storm. Min 25 Max 32 Wadeye: Possible storm, heavy falls. Max 32 Wednesday: Heavy rain. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 30 Yuendumu: Sunny. Max 34 Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Min 21 Max 36 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 8:50am 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 2430 Yulara Wadeye 2431 Pirlangimpi 2733 2633 2531 2432 2431 2634 2335 2137 2034 2435 Lajamanu 1934 Yuendumu Darwin 30 Broome 35 Alice Springs 34 Cairns 33 Hobart 21 Brisbane 27 Sydney 24 Canberra 27 Adelaide 29 Perth 39 Melbourne 23