A tropical low located over the Gulf of Carpentaria has begun to show early signs of development. The system is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone on Sunday morning and make landfall near the NT/QLD border on Monday. GALES could potentially develop about coastal communities between Nhulunbuy and Karumba, including Mornington Island, Borroloola and Groote Eylandt during Sunday. DESTRUCTIVE winds with gusts in excess of 125km/h are possible between about Borroloola and Mornington Island, including Centre Island on Monday, depending on the future track of the system. ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES are expected to develop about the Gulf of Carpentaria coast over the next couple of days. HEAVY RAIN with the potential to cause flash flooding is expected in areas around the Gulf of Carpentaria over the coming days. Flood Watches are also current for Gulf of Carpentaria catchments.