Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in South West, Great Southern and parts of Goldfields, Lower West, South Coastal, South East Coastal and Central Wheat Belt districts.

Issued at 7:02 am Thursday, 4 March 2021.
Severe thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall, with a chance of damaging winds and large hailstones.

Weather Situation: At 6:40 am WST radar and satellite imagery showed areas of active thunderstorms across the South West Capes and in the western Great Southern district, moving south.
Throughout the warning area severe thunderstorms are likely to produce HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to DANGEROUS FLASH FLOODING, whilst thunderstorms over central and eastern parts of the warning area may also produce DAMAGING WINDS.
Thunderstorms are likely to redevelop through the remainder of the Great Southern and southern parts of the Central Wheat Belt later this morning or during Thursday afternoon and move south into eastern parts of the South Coastal district and the South East Coastal district, with a risk of DAMAGING WINDS and LARGE HAILSTONES from these thunderstorms.
Locations which may be affected include Busselton, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River, Merredin, Narrogin, Norseman and Northam.
Storms may cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.
Since 9:00 am Wednesday morning the following rainfall totals have been recorded:
- Eneabba: 112mm
- Canterbury: 85.6mm
- Toodyay East: 67.2mm
- Wilyabrup reported 37.4mm in the hour to 6:00am WST Thursday.

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.