Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Lower West and South West districts.

Issued at 2:51 am Thursday, 27 February 2020.
Severe thunderstorms approaching Rockingham, Mandurah and surrounding area.

Weather Situation: At 2:50am radar imagery showed a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM cell off the coast of Perth moving quickly towards the south to southeast.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds with gusts to 90km/h possible, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in parts of the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Mandurah, Dwellingup, Harvey, Pinjarra and Rockingham.

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.