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Cyclone warning for Australia

A developing tropical low off the Kimberley coast has brought more heavy falls to the Darwin-Daly overnight.

There were falls across the Darwin-Daly of 50-80 mm in the last 24 hours with isolated falls of over 100mm.

Batchelor picked up a further 128mm of rain to 9am today after the previous day brought 100mm. This is their wettest day in at least 16 years for April and puts Batchelor at over double their average total monthly rain in just 48 hours.

This heavy rain has led to stream rises and localised flooding.

A Cyclone Warning has been issued for Western Australian coastal and island areas from Kuri Bay to WA/NT Border, including Kalumburu and Wyndham.

The tropical low is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone near the north Kimberley coast late on Saturday or early on Sunday.

Gales should develop between Wyndham and Kuri Bay form late on Saturday, with wind gusts up to 110km/h. Winds have been gusting up to 65km/h this morning at Cape Fourcroy.

Tides will be higher than normal between Wyndham and Kuri Bay later today and into Sunday. The heavy rain will move into the Kimberley with the movement of the low, with flooding likely in the north.

– Weatherzone


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