The Northern Territory news Wed 9 Jul 2014
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WEDNESDAY JULY 9 2014 WEATHER 47 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Crews pull strings to free distressed humpback GOLD COAST: Fisheries crews yesterday successfully freed a distressed humpback whale that was entangled in a fishing net south of Byron Bay. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service crews and Queensland Fisheries officers rescued the whale at The Pass, south of Byron Bay, after it had a rope tangled tightly around its tail and dorsal fin. National Parks and Wildlife Service spokesman Lawrence Orel said the 12m whale was freed near Cape Byron about 3.45pm after entanglement crews spent an hour and a half trying to free the animal. He said another whale was also freed on the southern NSW coast in Narooma yesterday afternoon. The prognosis for both animals is good, we expect there will be no lasting effects of either entanglement, Mr Orel said. While we suspected it was a female and a calf, reports from the guys on the water suggest the animal was visited by other whales but it was not a mother-calf pair. Mr Orel said conditions were ideal on the water for the rescue operation. It was very successful given the inherent risks associated with these types of operations, where youre dealing with an animal thats up to 30 or 40 tonnes thats agitated and distressed, he said. Now the whales have as good a chance as any to continue on with their lives. The humpback whale that was entangled in ropes floats off the coast of NSW yesterday ... the whales have as good a chance as any to continue on with their lives Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 7:09 am 6:35 pm 3:28 pm 3:31 am Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 27 Aug 4 Wed Jul 9 Thu Jul 10 Fri Jul 11 Sat Jul 12 Sun Jul 13 Mon Jul 14 Tue Jul 15 Wed Jul 16 3:17am 5.5m 9:08am 3.5m 2:46pm 5.3m 9:46pm 1.9m 4:27am 6.0m 10:21am 3.2m 3:54pm 5.6m 10:45pm 1.4m 5:23am 6.5m 11:17am 2.9m 4:47pm 6.0m 11:36pm 1.0m 6:14am 7.0m 12:07pm 2.5m 5:36pm 6.4m 12:24am 0.7m 7:00am 7.4m 12:53pm 2.1m 6:23pm 6.8m 1:09am 0.5m 7:42am 7.6m 1:37pm 1.8m 7:11pm 7.0m 1:51am 0.5m 8:22am 7.6m 2:22pm 1.5m 8:01pm 7.0m 2:34am 0.7m 8:58am 7.5m 3:09pm 1.4m 8:52pm 6.9m Darwin 17 29 Tindal 10 31 Jabiru 17 31 Nhulunbuy 16 28 Northeast Island 22 27 Borroloola 6 30 Tennant Creek 8 25 Alice Springs 5 25 Yulara 1 24 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1000 1024 1008 1016 1016 990 L 992L 1026 H 1017H WARNINGS Latest information at www.bom.gov.au/weather Coastal & Land Weather 1300 659 214 Tropical Cyclone 1300 659 211 NORTHERN TERRITORY North of Elliott: Sunny apart from morning fog patches over the northeast Top End. Light to moderate east to southeast winds. South of Elliott: Sunny. Cooler in the Alice Springs District. Moderate southwest to southerly winds, fresh and gusty during the morning in the southeast. Fire danger: high north of Tennant Creek, reaching very high over the northwest Darwin-Daly District. DARWIN and RURAL AREA Sunny. Light to moderate easterly winds before an early afternoon sea breeze. Min 17 Max 30 Rural: Min 12 Max 32 Thursday: Sunny. Min 17 Max 30 Friday: Sunny. Min 17 Max 30 Saturday: Sunny. Min 17 Max 30 DARWIN HARBOUR East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots before an afternoon northerly seabreeze 10 knots. Seas less than 1 metre. Thursday: Easterly winds 10 to 15 knots. Afternoon sea breezes. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 7 (high). Tennant Creek: 7 (high). Alice Springs: 5 (moderate). Relative Humidity: Darwin 61% (9am) 55% (3pm) Barometer: Darwin (3pm) - 1010.5 hPa Alice Springs (3pm) - 1010.5 hPa Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 8 July 2014 nil mm (yesterday) Monthly total to 9am 8 July 2014 0.0 mm Average for month of July 1.2 mm 1 October to 8 July 2014 1879.4 mm on 126 rain days Average from 1 October to end of July 1710.9 mm July 9, 2014 Commonwealth of Australia 2014 H 1008 1016 1016 1000 1024 1008 990 L 990 L 992 L 1026 H 1018 H Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Manila Moscow New York Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo windy 14 12 fine 34 28 mist 31 26 rain 21 15 fine 31 28 rain 30 26 smoke 13 1 rain 32 25 rain 21 11 fine 31 17 fine 30 26 fine 25 15 fine 33 23 storm 30 26 fine 30 22 rain 26 21 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Sunny. Max 32 Thursday: Sunny. Min 10 Max 31 Tennant Creek: Sunny. Max 26 Thursday: Sunny, windy, cooler. Min 11 Max 22 Alice Springs: Sunny, cooler. Max 17 Thursday: Sunny. Min -2 Max 16 Jabiru: Sunny. Max 32 Thursday: Sunny. Min 17 Max 33 Nhulunbuy: Mostly sunny. Max 27 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 19 Max 27 Alyangula: Sunny. Max 27 Thursday: Sunny. Min 16 Max 26 Borroloola: Sunny. Max 30 Thursday: Sunny. Min 8 Max 29 Yulara: Sunny, cooler. Max 17 Thursday: Sunny. Min 0 Max 16 Lajamanu: Sunny. Max 27 Thursday: Sunny. Min 7 Max 26 Maningrida: Sunny. Max 30 Thursday: Sunny. Min 17 Max 29 Pirlangimpi: Sunny. Max 32 Thursday: Sunny. Min 17 Max 31 Wadeye: Sunny. Max 31 Thursday: Sunny. Min 15 Max 31 Yuendumu: Sunny, cooler. Max 21 Thursday: Sunny. Min 4 Max 19 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:50am to 3:50pm Maximum UV Index: 8 (very high) 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 1730 Yulara Wadeye 1732 Pirlangimpi 2027 1627 1832 1531 1032 830 1026 317 417 627 Lajamanu 621 Yuendumu Darwin 30 Broome 29 Alice Springs 17 Cairns 26 Hobart 13 Brisbane 23 Sydney 20 Canberra 11 Adelaide 12 Perth 18 Melbourne 13
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