Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Goldfields and South East Coastal districts.

Issued at 2:05 pm Tuesday, 12 April 2022.

Severe thunderstorms developing in the southern Goldfields and South East Coastal district.

Weather Situation:
An upper level disturbance is creating an area of persistent thunderstorms today, in an area from the Southern Goldfields east of Kalgoorlie towards the coast just west of Israelite Bay. Thunderstorms with the risk of heavy rainfall are expected to continue throughout the afternoon, with the activity slowly shifting eastwards into the evening.

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 Kambalda.

Heavy rainfall is ongoing in the western parts of the South East Coastal district. Please refer to the Severe Weather Warning www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings.

A Flood Watch is current for southern WA. For more details, please visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings.

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.