Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South West district.

Issued at 1:50 pm Sunday, 5 July 2020.

Weather Situation: At 1:30pm WST current satellite and radar imagery shows a line of slow moving thunderstorms continuing over western parts of the South West district.
A line of slow moving thunderstorms currently lie over areas of the South West district west of Busselton. These thunderstorms are expected to extend to remaining parts of the warning area during the remainder of Sunday.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. There is a risk that these thunderstorms could also be accompanied by gusty winds. Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta, Dunsborough and Windy Harbour.

Chapman Hill Road has received 24mm of rain since 9am.
Witchcliffe received 12.0mm of rain in the hour leading up to 1:30pm.

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.