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Tropical Cyclone Alessia Drenching Australia

Tropical Cyclone Alessia moved across Australia Top End over the weekend bringing heavy rainfall and gusty winds.

Alessia weakened to a tropical low before moving back over the Gulf of Carpentaria earlier this week.

While spinning over the warm waters of the gulf, Alessia reorganized into a tropical cyclone on Wednesday, and heavy rain, gusty winds and rough seas continue to batter the region.

Centre Island and McArthur River were pounded with heavy rainfall from Alessia Tuesday into Wednesday.

The region received more than 100 mm (4 inches) of rainfall with 185 mm (7.3 inches) reported on Centre Island.

Alessia is expected to spin slowly near the coast of of northeast Northern Territory and northwest Queensland, in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria for the next couple of days.

This will allow rounds of locally heavy rainfall to fall over the region which can lead to flooding problems. Rainfall will generally average 25-75 mm (1-3 inches) with local amounts up to 125 mm (5 inches).

The storm is not expected to strengthen enough to produce any widespread damaging winds; however, locally strong winds will be possible in any thunderstorms.