Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 11:23 pm Friday, 11 February 2022.
Severe thunderstorms continue across the southwest of the state

Weather Situation: A trough over southwestern parts of WA has triggered severe thunderstorms this afternoon and continues into the evening.

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 Esperance, Norseman, Kambalda and Salmon Gums.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

A 137km/h wind gust was recorded at Jacup at 2:27pm
A 104km/h wind gust was recorded at Ravensthorpe at 3:24pm
A 100km/h wind gust was recorded at Hopetoun North at 4:13pm
Mt Walker has been recorded 49mm of rain since 9am Friday.
Merredin has been recorded 26mm of rain since 9am Friday.

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.