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The Northern Territory news Wed 15 May 2019



The Northern Territory news Wed 15 May 2019

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WEDNESDAY MAY 15 2019 SPORT/WEATHER 55 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA RISING Australian tennis stars Alexei Popyrin and Priscilla Hon have been awarded wildcards into the French Open this month in Paris. Two years ago, Popyrin became the first Australian in almost half a century to win the French Open junior crown. The 19-year-old confirmed his immense potential with a breakout run to the third round of the Australian Open in January. He has since climbed to No.109 in the world, just a handful of spots outside the cut-off mark for the clay-court grand slam, after also qualifying for the main draw at ATP events in New York, Acapulco, Indian Wells, Monte Carlo and Estoril. Im so excited to have the chance to play the French Open and thank Tennis Australia for the opportunity, Popyrin said. French wildcards for rising stars Popyrin and Hon Ive had an incredible start to the year, beginning with the Australian Open, and I cant wait for another chance to prove myself at grand slam level. Ill do my very best and look forward to giving it my all. Given a taste of Davis Cup action this year by Lleyton Hewitt, Popyrin joins countrymen Alex de Minaur, Nick Kyrgios, John Millman, Matt Ebden, Jordan Thompson and Bernard Tomic in the mens draw. De Minaur will be seeded for the first time at a French Open having cracked the worlds top 30, but Nick Kyrgios needs a deep run at this weeks Rome Masters to avoid being unseeded for the secondstraight grand slam. Australians Jason Kubler, Marc Polmans, James Duckworth, Alex Bolt and Thanasi Kokkinakis have entered qualifying next week. Hon gives Australia six women in the main draw, joining world No.9 Ashleigh Barty, Ajla Tomljanovic, Daria Gavrilova, former finalist Samantha Stosur and WA revelation Astra Sharma. The 21-year-old Hon qualified for the prestigious WTA Indian Wells in March and rose to a career-high No.130 in the world last month. Another highlight was her resounding Fed Cup debut in February. Hon teamed with Barty in a live doubles rubber and helped deliver Australia a thrilling 3-2 victory over the United States in North Carolina. It sent the Aussies into the World Group semi-finals, where they defeated Belarus. DARREN WALTON Young Aussie star Priscilla Hon has earned a wildcard entry into the French Open Picture: AAP Ill do my very best and look forward to giving it my all Tanami Tiwi Daly Arnhem Carpentaria Gregory Barkly Simpson Lasseter Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 6:57 am 6:29 pm 3:51 pm 3:18 am May 19 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Wed May 15 Thu May 16 Fri May 17 Sat May 18 Sun May 19 Mon May 20 Tue May 21 Wed May 22 3:00am 5.5m 9:14am 2.8m 3:26pm 6.2m 10:06pm 2.3m 4:08am 6.1m 10:21am 2.5m 4:19pm 6.5m 10:56pm 1.7m 5:06am 6.7m 11:13am 2.3m 5:02pm 6.7m 11:39pm 1.2m 5:57am 7.1m 11:58am 2.2m 5:39pm 6.9m 12:18am 0.8m 6:43am 7.4m 12:36pm 2.1m 6:12pm 7.0m 12:54am 0.7m 7:23am 7.5m 1:11pm 2.2m 6:44pm 6.9m 1:30am 0.7m 8:01am 7.5m 1:46pm 2.3m 7:16pm 6.8m 2:06am 0.9m 8:36am 7.3m 2:20pm 2.6m 7:49pm 6.5m Darwin 22 33 Tindal 15 34 Jabiru 22 35 Nhulunbuy 22 30 Borroloola 14 33 Lajamanu 17 32 Tennant Creek 16 29 Alice Springs 3 22 Yulara 7 24 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1000 1024 1024 1024 1032 1008 1016 1016 1016 1016 1008 1033 1030 WARNINGS Latest information at www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings Coastal & Land Weather 1300 659 214 Tropical Cyclone 1300 659 211 NORTHERN TERRITORY A slight chance of an evening shower about the northeast coast of the Arnhem District. Sunny elsewhere before cloud develops through the eastern districts later in the day. Light to moderate east to southeast winds, fresh and gusty during the morning through central districts. Fire danger: Low to moderate throughout. DARWIN and OUTER DARWIN Sunny. Light winds. Min 22 Max 33 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 23 Max 33 Friday: Partly cloudy. Min 24 Max 33 Saturday: Possible shower or storm. Min 24 Max 32 DARWIN HARBOUR Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then turning westerly below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 10 (very high). Tennant Creek: 8 (very high). Alice Springs: 7 (high). Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 14 May 2019: 0.0 mm Monthly total to 9am 14 May 2019: 26.4 mm Average for month of May: 21.2 mm 1 October to 14 May: 1198.0 mm on 96 rain days Average from 1 October to end of May: 1710.5 mm May 15, 2019 Commonwealth of Australia 2019 1024 1024 1032 1008 1008 1016 1016 1016 1016 1000 987 1021 1033 Check latest cyclone warnings Ex TC Ann Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Moscow New York Rio De Janeiro Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo showers 19 12 storms 33 24 storms 30 16 sunny 14 5 showers 30 26 cloudy 32 25 rain 23 11 storms 34 24 sunny 18 8 sunny 22 14 rain 20 14 sunny 18 7 showers 25 18 storms 34 25 fine 27 16 cloudy 23 16 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Sunny. Max 35 Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min 18 Max 35 Tennant Creek: Sunny. Max 30 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 21 Max 31 Alice Springs: Sunny. Max 24 Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min 9 Max 26 Jabiru: Sunny. Max 35 Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min 23 Max 35 Nhulunbuy: Mostly sunny. Max 31 Thursday: Showers. Possible storm. Min 23 Max 30 Alyangula: Mostly sunny. Max 31 Thursday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 22 Max 30 Borroloola: Mostly sunny. Max 34 Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min 23 Max 32 Yulara: Sunny. Max 25 Thursday: Sunny. Min 9 Max 27 Lajamanu: Sunny. Max 32 Thursday: Sunny. Min 19 Max 34 Maningrida: Mostly sunny. Max 33 Thursday: Possible shower developing. Min 22 Max 32 Pirlangimpi: Sunny. Max 34 Thursday: Sunny. Min 21 Max 33 Wadeye: Sunny. Max 34 Thursday: Sunny. Min 21 Max 34 Yuendumu: Sunny. Max 28 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 14 Max 29 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:20am to 4:00pm Maximum UV Index: 9 (very high) Sunny Mostly sunny Partly cloudy Cloudy Chance shower Shower or two Showers Drizzle, light rain Rain Shower storm Storms Windy Dust Fog Katherine DARWIN Jabiru Nhulunbuy Borroloola Alyangula Tennant Creek Alice Springs 2233 Yulara Wadeye 2134 Pirlangimpi 2331 2131 2135 2134 1635 1734 1930 725 724 1632 Lajamanu 1128 Yuendumu Darwin 33 Broome 35 Alice Springs 24 Cairns 28 Hobart 17 Brisbane 24 Sydney 23 Canberra 18 Adelaide 20 Perth 27 Melbourne 17

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