Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Greater Perth area.

Issued at 2:45 pm Tuesday, 16 January 2024.

Severe thunderstorms are continuing in the southwest this afternoon.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:05 pm, a severe thunderstorm likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, damaging winds and large hailstones was detected near Armadale and Roleystone. This thunderstorm is moving towards the south. It is forecast to affect Jarrahdale, Keysbrook and Whitby by 2:35 pm and Dwellingup, North Bannister and North Dandalup by 3:05 pm.

Lake Chittering observed 28 mm in 30 min to 12:35 pm

Millendon reported a 94 km/h wind gust at 12:51 pm

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.