The Northern Territory news Thu 20 Feb 2020
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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 2020 WEATHER 37 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Tanami Tiwi Daly Arnhem Carpentaria Gregory Barkly Simpson Lasseter Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 6:47 am 7:14 pm 3:42 am 4:51 pm Mar 10 Mar 16 Feb 24 Mar 3 Thu Feb 20 Fri Feb 21 Sat Feb 22 Sun Feb 23 Mon Feb 24 Tue Feb 25 Wed Feb 26 Thu Feb 27 3:21am 5.1m 10:27am 2.4m 5:15pm 6.3m 11:36pm 3.6m 4:35am 5.5m 11:24am 2.0m 5:59pm 6.7m 12:17am 3.1m 5:26am 5.8m 12:07pm 1.8m 6:36pm 7.1m 12:50am 2.8m 6:07am 6.2m 12:42pm 1.5m 7:08pm 7.3m 1:18am 2.5m 6:43am 6.5m 1:11pm 1.4m 7:36pm 7.4m 1:43am 2.3m 7:16am 6.7m 1:37pm 1.4m 7:59pm 7.4m 2:08am 2.1m 7:47am 6.9m 2:01pm 1.5m 8:20pm 7.4m 2:33am 2.0m 8:17am 6.9m 2:22pm 1.7m 8:38pm 7.3m Darwin 24 34 1.4 Tindal 22 36 3.0 Jabiru 23 24.4 Nhulunbuy 27 34 Borroloola 23 33 13.0 Lajamanu 25 40 Tennant Creek 29 40 Alice Springs 23 34 Yulara 24 36 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1024 1008 1016 1008 1010 1007 1008 1009 999 1026 1015 WARNINGS Latest information at www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings Coastal & Land Weather 1300 659 214 Tropical Cyclone 1300 659 211 NORTHERN TERRITORY A high chance of showers and thunderstorms over the Top End, increasing to a very high chance in the northern Arnhem District. A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere north of Lajamanu. Gusty winds are likely with thunderstorms over the eastern Top End. Very hot through central districts. Moderate east to southeast winds south of Daly Waters, tending fresh and gusty with areas of raised dust during the morning. Light to moderate west to northwest winds north of Daly Waters, tending fresh about the north and west coasts. Fire danger: high over the Lasseter, Simpson and Tanami Districts. DARWIN and OUTER DARWIN Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a storm. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending westerly before dawn. Min 28 Max 32 Friday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 27 Max 31 Saturday: Showers. Possible storm. Min 27 Max 32 Sunday: Showers. Possible storm. Min 27 Max 31 DARWIN HARBOUR Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly before dawn. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: 60% chance of showers. Chance of a storm. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 15 (extreme). Tennant Creek: 15 (extreme). Alice Springs: 15 (extreme). Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 19 February 2020: 1.4 mm Monthly total to 9am 19 February 2020: 38.6 mm Average for month of February: 374.5 mm 1 October 2019 to 19 February 2020: 614.2 mm on 52 rain days Average from 1 October to end of February: 1270.4 mm February 20, 2020 Commonwealth of Australia 2020 1024 1008 1008 1016 1008 1007 1009 1007 1006 1011 990 992 1028 Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Moscow New York Rio De Janeiro Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo fine 27 18 fine 34 23 cloudy 6 -4 sunny 10 1 sunny 19 15 showers 30 25 rain 23 16 storms 34 24 rain 11 8 sunny 24 10 mist 6 3 sunny 2 -4 fine 36 21 windy 33 24 showers 18 14 cloudy 13 4 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Showers. Storm likely. Max 36 Friday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 25 Max 35 Tennant Creek: Morning dust then sunny. Max 41 Friday: Sunny. Min 27 Max 41 Alice Springs: Sunny. Max 36 Friday: Sunny. Min 21 Max 36 Jabiru: Showers. Storm likely. Max 32 Friday: Showers. Storm likely. Min 25 Max 33 Nhulunbuy: Showers. Possible storm. Max 31 Friday: Showers. Storm likely. Min 26 Max 31 Alyangula: Shower or two. Possible storm. Max 32 Friday: Showers. Possible storm. Min 27 Max 31 Borroloola: Shower or two. Possible storm. Max 35 Friday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 26 Max 34 Yulara: Mostly sunny. Max 36 Friday: Mostly sunny. Min 23 Max 37 Lajamanu: Mostly sunny. Max 41 Friday: Sunny. Min 25 Max 42 Maningrida: Showers. Possible storm. Max 32 Friday: Showers. Storm likely. Min 25 Max 32 Pirlangimpi: Shower or two. Possible storm. Max 31 Friday: Showers. Possible storm. Min 26 Max 30 Wadeye: Possible shower or storm. Max 33 Friday: Partly cloudy. Min 27 Max 34 Yuendumu: Mostly sunny. Max 39 Friday: Mostly sunny. Min 23 Max 39 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:00am 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 Dust Fog Katherine DARWIN Jabiru Nhulunbuy Borroloola Alyangula Tennant Creek Alice Springs 2832 Yulara Wadeye 2631 Pirlangimpi 2631 2732 2632 2733 2636 2735 2741 2336 1936 2741 Lajamanu 2239 Yuendumu Darwin 32 Broome 33 Alice Springs 36 Cairns 32 Hobart 19 Brisbane 33 Sydney 24 Canberra 26 Adelaide 23 Perth 35 Melbourne 19 DARWIN Dragons half Nigel Maher acknowledged the target on the back of the reigning premiers heading into the 44th premiership season of Darwin A-grade Rugby Union. The Dragons, led by returning captain Drew Tobin, will be looking to defend their premiership victory but their four competition opponents (South Darwin, Casuarina, University and Palmerston) will be keen to upset the party. First to face Darwin will be the South Darwin Rabbitohs, led by Brett Joyes who will be Dragons marked men more than happy to exact revenge for last years grandfinal defeat in the first round. Were the target this season, everyone will be looking to knock us off. We just have to maintain and keep our Agrade game up, Maher told the NT News. Its been a good, tough preseason. Weve been getting some kilometres in our legs and getting ready for that grand final rematch. I think that first match might get quite heated and physical but I am looking forward to it. The Hahn Super Dry A grade competition officially kicks off on Saturday, with Casuarina and the Pirates also set to face off. The Swampdogs have dropped back to B-grade, where they compete against Palmerston who have a bye in the opening weekend. NTRU CEO Tamie Needham was pleased to welcome teams competing in all divisions of the sport from junior grade to senior. Theres a position on the field and a format of the game for everyone so we look forward to welcoming our returning players and encouraging new faces, she said. NATHANIEL CHAMBERS South Darwins Brett Joyes and Darwin Dragons Nigel Maher at the launch of the 2020 Darwin Rugby Union season Picture: CHE CHORLEY One-match ban a blow for Cannard SOUTHERN Districts has copped a blow ahead of its elimination final against Darwin Buffaloes at TIO Stadium on Saturday, with the experienced Matt Cannard accepting a one-match penalty for striking Waratahs Thomas Arundell at Norbuilt Oval last Saturday. And Saints Josh Cheek accepted a reprimand for bumping or making forceful contact on Darwins Tim Eldridge at Gardens Oval also last Saturday. NORTHERN TERRITORY TODAY AUSTRALIA TODAY Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology TERRITORY TODAY SEVEN-DAY TIDES TERRITORY YESTERDAY 10 AM YESTERDAY lOAMTODAY 10 AM TOMORROW SUN AND MOON Full Last 1/4 New First 1/4 0 () - () WORLD YESTERDAY w w w . b o m . o v . a u COASTAL AND LAND WEATHER WARNINGS: 1300 659 214 TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION: 1300 659 211