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The Northern Territory news Mon 15 Feb 2016



The Northern Territory news Mon 15 Feb 2016

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 15 2016 WEATHER 39 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Tanami Tiwi Daly Arnhem Carpentaria Gregory Barkly Simpson Lasseter Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 6:46 am 7:16 pm 12:51 pm Feb 23 Mar 2 Mar 9 Feb 15 Mon Feb 15 Tue Feb 16 Wed Feb 17 Thu Feb 18 Fri Feb 19 Sat Feb 20 Sun Feb 21 Mon Feb 22 4:54am 1.8m 10:54am 6.3m 4:34pm 3.0m 10:37pm 6.4m 5:47am 2.1m 11:56am 5.8m 5:32pm 3.6m 11:22pm 5.8m 6:57am 2.5m 1:25pm 5.5m 7:18pm 4.1m 12:48am 5.3m 8:32am 2.6m 3:21pm 5.7m 9:28pm 4.0m 2:58am 5.2m 10:03am 2.4m 4:41pm 6.2m 10:59pm 3.5m 4:18am 5.6m 11:07am 2.0m 5:34pm 6.7m 11:51pm 3.1m 5:15am 6.0m 11:54am 1.7m 6:15pm 7.1m 12:29am 2.6m 6:00am 6.4m 12:32pm 1.5m 6:50pm 7.3m Darwin 24 34 9.6 Tindal 25 38 Jabiru 27 37 0.2 Nhulunbuy 24 34 0.2 Borroloola 25 38 Lajamanu 24 42 Tennant Creek 24 40 Alice Springs 19 41 Yulara 23 41 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1000 1000 1024 1024 1008 1008 1008 1016 1016 1016 1009 L 1010 L 1008 L 1009L 1010L 1009L 999L 1004 L 983L 1004 L 1020 H 1027 H WARNINGS Latest information at www.bom.gov.au/weather Coastal & Land Weather 1300 659 214 Tropical Cyclone 1300 659 211 NORTHERN TERRITORY A slight to medium chance of showers and gusty storms north of Daly Waters. Sunny elsewhere. Hot north of Alice Springs, becoming very hot in the west. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds, ahead of a slightly cooler and moderate to fresh south to southeast change across the southern districts. Fire danger: high in the southwest. DARWIN and OUTER DARWIN Mostly sunny morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Gusty winds in the afternoon. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending westerly 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Min 27 Max 35 Tuesday: Possible shower or storm. Min 27 Max 34 Wednesday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 27 Max 34 Thursday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 27 Max 34 DARWIN HARBOUR Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly early in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny morning. 30% chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 15 (extreme). Tennant Creek: 15 (extreme). Alice Springs: 15 (extreme). Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 14 February 2016 9.6 mm (yesterday) Monthly total to 9am 14 February 2016 54.8 mm Average for month of February 374.3 mm 1 October to 14 February 2016 860.8 mm on 55 rain days Average from 1 October to end of February 1267.3 mm February 15, 2016 Commonwealth of Australia 2016 L L L 1000 1024 1024 1008 1008 1008 1008 1016 1016 1016 1016 1009 L 1007L 1007L 1009L 1008L 997 L 1005 L 1010 L 1009 L 979 L 1028 H Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Manila Moscow New York Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo windy 26 17 mist 33 25 fine 2 -6 rain 9 3 fog 27 19 fine 31 26 haze 30 16 haze 33 25 rain 4 2 mist 23 11 cloudy 30 24 fine 2 0 fine -6 -12 haze 32 26 mist 20 8 rain 20 12 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Possible shower or storm. Max 40 Tuesday: Possible shower or storm. Min 25 Max 40 Tennant Creek: Sunny. Max 42 Tuesday: Sunny. Min 26 Max 41 Alice Springs: Sunny. Max 38 Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 20 Max 34 Jabiru: Shower or two. Possible storm. Max 38 Tuesday: Possible shower or storm. Min 25 Max 37 Nhulunbuy: Mostly sunny. Max 35 Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 27 Max 35 Alyangula: Sunny. Max 34 Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 27 Max 34 Borroloola: Possible shower or storm. Max 39 Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 25 Max 39 Yulara: Mostly sunny. Max 37 Tuesday: Sunny. Min 21 Max 35 Lajamanu: Mostly sunny. Max 43 Tuesday: Possible shower or storm. Min 26 Max 42 Maningrida: Possible shower or storm. Max 35 Tuesday: Possible shower or storm. Min 26 Max 34 Pirlangimpi: Shower or two. Possible storm. Max 34 Tuesday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 26 Max 34 Wadeye: Mostly sunny. Max 36 Tuesday: Possible shower or storm. Min 27 Max 36 Yuendumu: Partly cloudy. Max 42 Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 24 Max 39 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:10am to 4:50pm Maximum UV Index: 15 (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 2735 Yulara Wadeye 2534 Pirlangimpi 2635 2634 2638 2736 2540 2539 2542 2337 2138 2643 Lajamanu 2642 Yuendumu Darwin 35 Broome 36 Alice Springs 38 Cairns 34 Hobart 21 Brisbane 33 Sydney 29 Canberra 29 Adelaide 24 Perth 34 Melbourne 24 Carp virus push to get rogue fish out of waters STATE governments have welcomed a potential solution to Australias carp problem, but are yet to commit funding to make it a reality. Victoria, South Australia and Queensland are instead waiting for further guidance from the Federal Government on moves to introduce a virus to target carp, which now dominate the Murray Darling Basin. Support for the virus known colloquially as carp herpes gained ground last week after CSIRO scientists revealed they were confident after eight years of testing that it killed only carp. NSWs Department of Primary Industries is leading a project to bring the virus to Australia, with applications being submitted under four pieces of federal legislation. Approvals could take up to two years, with the final decision resting on Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Environment Minister Greg Hunt. A spokeswoman for Mr Hunt said any proposals will be considered exclusively on the basis of science, and against the most rigorous standards. State and territory governments must also agree to release the virus under their own legislation. Its led to industry and environmental groups calling on all governments to back the viruss delivery and clean-up. It is estimated to cost about $50 million. Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford said she looked forward to the project progressing and expected close consultation between the Federal Government and states. One suggestion involved environmental watering and the virus being used together in carp breeding hot spots in floodplains, to maximise the impact on adult fish and its eggs. Plans are afoot to wage war on arguably Australias worst freshwater aquatic pest, the carp Picture: DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

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