Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 6:32 pm Sunday, 1 November 2020.
An area of thunderstorms in the Goldfields and northern South East Coastal district may continue to produce damaging winds.

Weather Situation:
A trough through central parts of the State is producing a large area of thunderstorms. These thunderstorms are expected to move to the south southeast and continue into this evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Norseman, Laverton, Leinster, Leonora and Menzies.

A 109 km/h (59 knot) wind gust was reported from Wiluna Airport at 4:03 pm Sunday.

A 100 km/h (54 knot) wind gust was reported from Leonora Airport at 4:43 pm Sunday.

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.