Third cyclone in a week forms in Gulf of Carpentaria

BREAKING 2PM: DAYS after ex-Tropical Cyclone Dylan wreaked havoc in Queensland and another formed in the Coral Sea, a third cyclone has formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Tropical Cyclone Fletcher is expected to cross the southern Gulf of Carpentaria coast north of Karumba this afternoon.

Gales with wind gusts to 100km/h are expected this afternoon and tonight between Burketown and Kowanyamah.

The cyclone may weaken overland overnight, but is forecast to recurve towards to the west during Tuesday in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria and redevelop.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is likely in the Gulf Country district, mainly in near coastal parts over the next couple of days.

People between the Northern Territory and Queensland border and Kowanyama should take precaution.



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