Here is a good news report from the ABC on this newly formed TC
some major points
Tropical Cyclone Fletcher is a category-one system and is about 140 kilometres east-north-east of Burketown.
picture from Metoffice l snapped today
It is expected to cross the southern Gulf of Carpentaria coast north of Karumba, in Queensland, later today.
“It’s probably going to grind to a stand-still over either the Gulf country or somewhere over western Cape York Peninsula.”
Six people will be evacuated from two properties in the Gulf due to rising water levels.
Burke Shire CEO John Page says the system will bring with it more than 300 millimetres of rain.
He says two properties near the Northern Territory border will be evacuated this afternoon as a precautionary measure.
“With the system expected to come through tomorrow we are taking the precaution of getting these people out today rather then doing it tomorrow when the system is on us,” he said.
“The present indication is that we could get 300 to 400 millimetres of rain and that would cause havoc to the people at Bowthorn and Kingfisher.”
Note the two other areas of convection.
Ex TC Edna in the coral sea and another low on the NT/WA border looking quite good
Another news article indicating the area has already had over the average rainfall and some cattle stations will have to be evacuated