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Sunday Territorian 24 Aug 2014



Sunday Territorian 24 Aug 2014


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

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06 NEWS SUNDAY AUGUST 24 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Chill out, the worst now over TOP Enders have shivered through a record-breaking cold morning. But judging by the Darwinites who took to social media to proudly boast that they had survived, you could be forgiven for thinking they had spent a night without shelter in Antarctica. Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Ashley Patterson confirmed Darwin had broken the record for the lowest minimum temperature for August making it the coldest August morning in at least 73 years. The minimum of 13C early yesterday morning beat the previous record of 13.1C set on August 13, 2012. Temperatures also got pretty cold in the rural areas, with Middle Point down to about 6.8C. Mr Patterson blamed the low temperatures on a persistent, dry southeasterly and light winds. Were expecting a little, slight humidity overnight so expecting the minimum temperatures to come up slightly during (today) and (tomorrow), Mr Patterson said. But Robert Bride, originally from Perth, reckons it is actually quite nice at the moment. I actually did go for a swim this morning it was brisk but it was bearable, Mr Bride said. Its definitely warmer here than it is in Perth in winter. (But) a few nights I wake up curled up and cold. Mr Patterson said the whole Territory has been dominated by a ridge of high pressure over the bite and Tasman Sea, with temperatures in Alice Springs fairly close to average. Fisho swept to his death RESCUERS are pleading for rock fishers to wear life jackets and heed weather warnings, after a man died at a notorious spot on Sydneys north. Three fishos were swept into a wave pool at the base of a North Curl Curl cliff yesterday morning. A NSW Police spokeswoman said two men began CPR on the third man, 42, until paramedics and a Westpac Lifesaver rescue helicopter arrived, but he could not be saved. It is believed the man was not wearing a life jacket. Paramedics say he suffered a cardiac arrest.Robert Bride braves the pool following a cold August night in Darwin Picture: AARON BURTON I actually did go for a swim it was brisk but it was bearable Flight victim speaks out AN Australian woman has accused a Malaysian Airlines flight steward of sexually assaulting her on a flight to Paris from Kuala Lumpur. According to the woman, named only as Laura, the chief steward came to reassure her of the safety of the flight before blocking her into her seat and sexually assaulting her. The steward was arrested upon arrival in Paris on August 14. In an interview to be aired on Channel 7s Sunday Night program, the woman says: I felt so scared. So petrified. She said she was unable to alert other passengers or staff. SPECIAL OFFER ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE EVENTFREE INFORMATION SESSIONS Europe River Cruising, Canada, Alaska and USA To RSVP visit scenictours.com.au or call 1300 889 750 or contact your local Darwin preferred travel agent Job code: SNRS031 Scenic Tours ABN 85 002 715 602 Lic. No 2TA 002 633. TUESDAY 26 AUGUST Vibe Hotel at The Waterfront, 7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin Europe River Cruising 11:00am & 7:30pm Canada, Alaska & USA 1:00pm & 6:00pm

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