Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Goldfields, Eucla and South East Coastal districts.

Issued at 2:17 pm Wednesday, 27 April 2022.
Severe thunderstorms continuing about parts of the Southeast Coastal, Goldfields and Eucla.

Weather Situation: A cold front with an embedded low will continue to move eastwards over the southwest inland of the state today, accompanied by a strong upper trough. Severe thunderstorms in the eastern Goldfields will continue eastwards, with a separate area of severe storms over the South East Coastal, western Eucla and southern Goldfields also expected to persist.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Rawlinna, Cocklebiddy, Israelite Bay and Salmon Gums.

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.