Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South Interior district.

Issued at 10:25 am Saturday, 23 January 2021.

The passage of a tropical low over the Interior of WA will produce areas of heavy rainfall.

Weather Situation: At 10:00am AWST, a tropical low was located approximately 200 kilometres to the southeast of Telfer. While the low is weak, it is producing areas of heavy rainfall to the southeast of the system. The low is expected to move towards the southeast over Interior Districts during the weekend.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible with daily rainfall totals of 50 to 100mm with isolated falls to 150mm possible. The heaviest rain will be to the southeast of the low.

Heavy rainfall is currently occurring to the west of Warburton, and is expected to extend gradually eastwards during Saturday, reaching Giles later on Saturday afternoon or in the evening.

Thunderstorms and gusty winds are also possible in the warning area.

Flood Watches and Warnings are current. Please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/ for further details.

Locations which may be affected include Giles and Warburton.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the North Interior district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

People in the Interior of WA may experience this type of weather each year at this time but rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

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 boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
* Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
* Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
* Assess your home, car and property for damage.
* If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
* If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.