Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central Wheat Belt and parts of Central West and Lower West districts.

Issued at 10:24 am Monday, 24 February 2020.

Severe thunderstorms moving through the southern Central West, Central Wheat Belt and Lower West.

Weather Situation: At 10:15 am radar and satellite imagery showed thunderstorm activity within the warning area. Potentially severe thunderstorms are evident near Badgingarra and Gingin.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area today.

Locations which may be affected include Merredin, Moora, Northam, Lancelin, Southern Cross, Wongan Hills and northeastern parts of the Perth Metropolitan Area.


The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year, but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

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.