Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Kimberley district.

Issued at 3:42 pm Saturday, 21 December 2019.

A line of gusty thunderstorms is approaching the northeastern Kimberley.

At 3:30pm satellite imagery showed a line of thunderstorms approximately 120km to the southeast of Kununurra, moving in a northwesterly direction at around 40 km/h. The line of storms is expected to reach Kununurra between 5:30pm and 6:00pm.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Kununurra, Wyndham, Kalumburu, Lake Argyle and Mitchell Plateau.

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.