A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Great Southern and Central Wheatbelt forecast districts and is expected to bring damaging wind, large hail and heavy rainfall.

The warning is for people in parts of WA in an area bounded by Paynes Find to Mount Jackson to Lake King to Lake Grace to York to Paynes Find. This includes people in, near or between Southern Cross. This does not include York.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises there is a risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.

Storms may be accompanied by damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall which may cause flash flooding.

DFES advises that the storms could cause significant damage to homes and property.

"The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year, but severe weather may occur in parts of the warning area," the bureau said.

The West Australian

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