Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Pilbara, North Interior and South Interior districts.

Issued at 12:30 pm Tuesday, 8 February 2022.
Heavy, slow moving thunderstorms are developing about central and northern parts of the state.

Weather Situation:
Thunderstorms likely with unstable condtions and deep atmospheric moisture across central and northern WA today. Slow moving storms are likely to develop in proximity to a surface trough extending from the Pilbara into the interior and a second trough extending along the Pilbara coast and across the Kimberley.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Karratha, Onslow, Marble Bar, Nullagine, Parnngurr, Shay Gap, Telfer, Whim Creek and Wickham.

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.