Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Greater Perth area.

Issued at 7:39 pm Tuesday, 28 May 2024.

Severe thunderstorms are approaching southern Perth metro.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 7:35 pm, a severe thunderstorm likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones was detected near waters west of Secret Harbour and waters west of Singleton. This thunderstorm is moving towards the east. It is forecast to affect Secret Harbour, Hopeland and Keralup by 8:05 pm and Jarrahdale, Mardella and Serpentine by 8:35 pm.

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.