National Weather Service (NWS)

Weather service issues addressed: Minister

Minister Nukundj clarified their pay levels and benefits evolved since the start of the last decade, where they wanted to maintain their salary levels even after they had been paid out their original Civil Aviation Authority Salary Fixation Agreement Entitlements.

In a statement released earlier this week, Minister Nukundj confirmed having an audience with the weather officers on several different occasions.

However, their actions to stop work portray arrogance and are demeaning after necessary steps were undertaken to resolve their salary discrepancies.

Wet conditions will continue: Weather service

The National Weather Service (NWS) says the slightly weak La Nina conditions will prevail through February, March and April.

This week though, there is a high possibility of a cyclone forming in the Coral Sea that might see very strong winds experienced in the Southern Region.

Currently there is a tropical depression located in the Coral Sea but it will move further southeast and may develop into a tropical cyclone.