Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Eucla district.

Issued at 2:58 pm Sunday, 14 October 2018.
Damaging winds possible over the far eastern Eucla during Sunday afternoon.

Weather Situation:

At 2:45 pm, satellite imagery showed a line of SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS moving through the eastern Eucla, extending from near Forrest down towards the coast west of Eucla. These storms are moving towards the southeast, and are likely to contract east of the WA/SA Border in the next couple of hours.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area until Sunday evening. Locations which may be affected include Eucla and Forrest.
A wind gust of 100 kilometres per hour was recorded at Forrest at 2:40 pm.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.
* Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
* Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line telephones if there is lightning.
* If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
* If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
* Slow down and turn your headlights on.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.