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The Northern Territory news Wed 19 Mar 2014



The Northern Territory news Wed 19 Mar 2014

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 19 2014 WEATHER 47 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Water levels great but hit and miss fishing continues IVE got a confession to make. My luck with the fishing gods has deserted me this year. Ive travelled long and hard down the South Alligator and up the East (twice!), used more fuel than a F1 race car, been belted at night by storms, eaten alive by mozzies and hammered by the tropical sun. Ive trolled, cast, flyfished, hit the upper reaches and the coastal creeks. Ive caught a few fish and had the odd multi-fish session but Im yet to feel the joy of being Johnny on the spot. Call me a sucker, but Im already planning my next assault, and cant wait! Its all part of the adventure, and I love being out on our major rivers during the run off. The floodplains are now draining off quickly, so we should start to see the fishing get a bit more consistent over the next few weeks. With the exception of the Daly, if we dont get another monsoon in early April, things may be over fairly quickly, so get amongst it. Some good reports have also started to come in from the bluewater now that the weather has settled, with some good Spaniards caught at the Pinnacles, and some great mixed bags being caught off the Perron Islands. By STEWIE MARTIN A lovely runoff sunset The author uses and recommends Quality Marine. Call 8947 2066. Stewie.Martin@recentral.com.au Call me a sucker Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 6:50 am 6:58 pm 8:45 pm 8:40 am Apr 15 Mar 24 Mar 31 Apr 7 Wed Mar 19 Thu Mar 20 Fri Mar 21 Sat Mar 22 Sun Mar 23 Mon Mar 24 Tue Mar 25 Wed Mar 26 1:51am 1.3m 7:53am 7.3m 1:53pm 1.7m 7:50pm 7.3m 2:22am 1.2m 8:24am 7.3m 2:19pm 1.9m 8:14pm 7.2m 2:54am 1.2m 8:57am 7.1m 2:48pm 2.2m 8:41pm 7.0m 3:29am 1.4m 9:34am 6.9m 3:21pm 2.6m 9:10pm 6.6m 4:07am 1.7m 10:17am 6.5m 4:01pm 3.1m 9:45pm 6.1m 4:52am 2.1m 11:11am 6.1m 5:00pm 3.7m 10:35pm 5.6m 5:51am 2.5m 12:27pm 5.7m 6:46pm 4.0m 12:09am 5.1m 7:22am 2.8m 2:20pm 5.7m 8:54pm 3.7m Darwin 25 32 Tindal 36 Jabiru 26 35 Nhulunbuy 24 31 2 Groote Eylandt 21 34 Borroloola 23 34 Tennant Creek 25 37 Alice Springs 21 37 Yulara 21 38 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1024 1024 1024 1024 1032 1008 1016 1016 1016 1009 1008 L 1010 L 998L 1026 H 1032 H WARNINGS Warnings were current at 5pm yesterday. Latest information at www.bom.gov.au/weather Coastal & Land Weather 1300 659 214 Tropical Cyclone 1300 659 211 NORTHERN TERRITORY Isolated showers and one or two storms near the north coast and over the southern RoperMcArthur District, mainly in the afternoon and evening. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Light to moderate east to southeast winds, fresh at times over the southern half in the morning and about the northwest coast. Fire danger: high over most districts. DARWIN and RURAL AREA Partly cloudy. Moderate easterly winds, gusty at times before a late sea breeze. Min 25 Max 34 Rural: Min 23 Max 37 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 25 Max 34 Friday: Partly cloudy. Min 25 Max 34 Saturday: Afternoon shower or storm. Min 26 Max 34 DARWIN HARBOUR Easterly winds 10 to 15 knots before a late afternoon northeast sea breeze 10 to 15 knots. Thursday: Easterly winds 10 knots. Afternoon seabreezes. Friday: Variable winds 10 knots. Afternoon seabreezes. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 14 (extreme). Tennant Creek: 13 (extreme). Alice Springs: 13 (extreme). Relative Humidity: Darwin 65% (9am) 73% (3pm) Barometer: Darwin (3pm) - 1009.0 hPa Alice Springs (3pm) - 1017.6 hPa Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 18 March 2014 0.0 mm (yesterday) Monthly total to 9am 18 March 2014 82.8 mm Average for month of March 321.3 mm 1 October to 18 March 2014 1684.0 mm on 101 rain days Average from 1 October to end of March 1584.2 mm March 19, 2014 Commonwealth of Australia 2014 L L L HH 1016 1016 1016 1000 1024 1024 1024 1024 1008 1013L 1008 L 1009 1028 H 1028 H 1028 H Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Manila Moscow New York Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo fresh 23 15 fine 34 27 fine 19 8 fine 19 2 mist 23 19 rain 31 26 haze 21 17 haze 33 24 fine 13 6 fine 22 13 fine 32 24 fine 0 -3 fine 2 -5 rain 29 25 mist 27 16 fine 15 8 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Mostly sunny. Max 36 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 22 Max 37 Tennant Creek: Sunny. Max 37 Thursday: Sunny. Min 25 Max 36 Alice Springs: Sunny, windy. Max 36 Thursday: Sunny. Min 19 Max 36 Jabiru: Partly cloudy. Max 36 Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min 24 Max 36 Nhulunbuy: Possible shower. Max 31 Thursday: Possible shower. Min 24 Max 31 Alyangula: Afternoon shower. Max 34 Thursday: Afternoon shower. Min 22 Max 33 Borroloola: Afternoon shower. Max 35 Thursday: Afternoon shower. Min 23 Max 35 Yulara: Sunny. Max 37 Thursday: Sunny. Min 22 Max 37 Lajamanu: Sunny. Max 39 Thursday: Sunny. Min 23 Max 39 Maningrida: Possible shower or storm. Max 33 Thursday: Possible shower or storm. Min 24 Max 33 Pirlangimpi: Afternoon shower or storm. Max 34 Thursday: Afternoon shower or storm. Min 25 Max 34 Wadeye: Mostly sunny. Max 36 Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min 24 Max 35 Yuendumu: Sunny. Max 36 Thursday: Sunny. Min 21 Max 36 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:10am to 4:40pm Maximum UV Index: 14 (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 2534 Yulara Wadeye 2534 Pirlangimpi 2431 2234 2436 2336 2236 2435 2437 2337 1936 2339 Lajamanu 2336 Yuendumu Darwin 34 Broome 38 Alice Springs 36 Cairns 31 Hobart 21 Brisbane 31 Sydney 26 Canberra 24 Adelaide 26 Perth 34 Melbourne 23

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