Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central West, Great Southern, Central Wheat Belt and parts of Gascoyne and Lower West districts.

Issued at 12:01 pm Monday, 14 February 2022.

Severe thunderstorms developing this afternoon and evening.

Weather Situation:
A trough along the west coast in combination with a moist, unstable airstream across the western parts of the state is expected to cause thunderstorms today.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area during the afternoon and evening. Locations which may be affected include Perth Hills, Merredin, Moora, Mount Magnet, Narrogin, Northam, Mullewa, Paynes Find, Pingelly, Southern Cross, Wagin, Wongan Hills and Yalgoo.

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.