A developing tropical low over the Kimberley coast is expected to reach cyclone intensity this weekend, the second cyclone to hit the region in a week.
The low formed over the Timor Sea late this week and has been gaining intensity over the warm waters just off the northwest coast of Australia. The system is tracking close to the Kimberley coast and will bring another round of heavy, squally rain.
A cyclone watch has been set for coastal areas from Kalumburu to Wallal, with the tropical low expected to develop into a weak tropical cyclone later on Sunday.
While gales are not expected within the next 24 hours, the risk will increase on Sunday night for areas from Kalumburu and Wallal as the cyclone continues to gain intensity.
Heavy rainfall will also affect the northwest over the next few days and may push further inland during the beginning of next week as the cyclone slips further south.
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