Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Goldfields district.

Issued at 9:33 am Wednesday, 3 February 2021.
Heavy rainfall in the central Goldfields may cause flash flooding.

Weather Situation: A middle level cloud band associated with the tropical low in the Pilbara is causing heavy rainfall through central parts of the state.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is occurring in the warning area Wednesday morning. Heavy rainfall is expected to ease gradually during Wednesday.
Currently the radar indicates a line of heavy rain just to the north of Kalgoorlie which is slowly moving east. Kalgoorlie recorded heavy rainfall this morning but this is now expected to ease.
The Kalgoorlie Airport recorded 78.4mm in the 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday.

Locations which may be affected include Menzies and Zanthus.

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.