Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:53 am Thursday, 4 March 2021.
Severe thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall, with a chance of damaging winds and large hailstones.

Weather Situation: At 10:45 am WST radar and satellite imagery showed areas of active thunderstorms over western parts of the warning area and areas of rainfall over the inland South East Coastal district and adjacent parts.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River, Merredin, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Norseman and Northam.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to develop over central and eastern parts of the warning area during Thursday afternoon and evening.
Since 9:00 am Wednesday morning the following rainfall totals have been recorded:
- Eneabba: 112mm
- Brunswick Junction 82mm
- Dardanup: 64mm

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.