Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt districts.

Issued at 11:20 am Wednesday, 30 March 2022.

Heavy rainfall with severe thunderstorms in the Central Wheatbelt and Great Southern.

Weather Situation:
An upper disturbance is producing an area of persistent rainfall today, with some embedded slow-moving thunderstorms. Steady rainfall is expected to persist into the afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Hyden, Kondinin and Lake Grace.

Burracoppin South recorded 37mm in the 3 hours to 11am.

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.