Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 6:25 pm Wednesday, 17 January 2024.
Severe thunderstorms extending from Koolyanobbing to Albany.

Weather Situation: A hot and unstable air mass is combining with a trough of low pressure to produce another round of severe thunderstorms.
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, Gnowangerup, Hyden, Jerramungup, Koolyanobbing, Lake Grace, Lake King and Southern Cross.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Gascoyne and South West districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Moorine Rock 91 km/h wind gust at 6:08 pm
Corrigin Airport 117 km/h wind gust at 4:49 pm.
Corrigin East 104 km/h wind gust at 5:40 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.