Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of the
North Interior and
South Interior districts.

Issued at 6:17 pm Thursday, 20 April 2017.

At 6:15pm satellite imagery showed potentially severe thunderstorms to the northwest of Giles, moving in an east and southeasterly direction.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area, easing later this evening.

Locations which may be affected include Carnegie, Giles, Parnngurr and Warburton.

Storms could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

Thunderstorms are likely to be more intense than usual and DANGEROUS WEATHER CONDITIONS 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.