Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Goldfields and Central Wheat Belt districts.

Issued at 3:05 pm Friday, 17 January 2020.

Weather Situation:A surface trough is pushing eastwards over inland WA. Thunderstorms have developed over the southern half of the warning area and are expected to develop over northern parts during this afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Norseman, Kambalda, Koolyanobbing, Menzies and Southern Cross.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the South East Coastal and Great Southern districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

A wind gust of 80 km/h was observed at Kalgoorlie Airport at 2:49pm WST.

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.