Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central West and parts of Gascoyne and Central Wheat Belt districts.

Issued at 4:47 pm Monday, 5 March 2018.
Weather Situation:

Thunderstorm activity is likely to develop during Monday afternoon through the inland Central West district, the Gascoyne and the adjacent northwest Central Wheat Belt and may produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall through to Monday evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Moora, Mullewa, Northampton, Overlander Roadhouse, Wongan Hills and Yalgoo.

Eneabba automatic weather station received 21.8mm of rain in 45 minutes from 3.17pm this afternoon.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year, but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

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.