Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Goldfields and parts of Pilbara, Gascoyne, Eucla, North Interior and South Interior districts.

Issued at 9:43 am Sunday, 11 November 2018.

Weather Situation:
At 10am satellite imagery showed thunderstorms occurring in the warning area north of Mount Magnet to Leonora to Laverton.

It is possible that some of the thunderstorms already occurring may be severe. Severe thunderstorms may develop in the remainder of the warning area during the the next few hours.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones.


Locations which may be affected include Meekatharra, Newman, Eyre, Laverton, Leinster, Leonora, Menzies, Parnngurr, Rawlinna, Telfer, Three Rivers and Wiluna.

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.