There is a severe thunderstorm warning for the Goldfields, Eucla and South Interior districts.
The weather bureau issued the latest warning at 9:13am for people in an area bounded by Warburton to Carnegie to Wiluna to Laverton to Forrest to Warburton.
People are advised that there is a risk of severe thunderstorms developing early this afternoon and continuing through this evening.
Storms may be accompanied by damaging winds, large hail, heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding.
Storms could cause significant damage to homes and property.
The bureau says the overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year, but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.
What to do
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
• If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains
• Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
• Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line telephones if there is
• 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
• If it is raining heavily and you can not see, pull over and park with your
hazard lights on until the rain clears.
The next warning will be issued by 12:15pm.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.