Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Pilbara and Gascoyne districts.

Issued at 4:43 pm Tuesday, 5 June 2018.
Heavy rainfall over the northwest Gascoyne and far southwest Pilbara will extend into the central Pilbara from Wednesday morning.

Weather Situation:
A rain band extends from the Indian Ocean into the northwest Gascoyne and far southwest Pilbara. The rain band is likely to extend into the central Pilbara from Wednesday morning.
HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible over the northwest Gascoyne and far southwest Pilbara including Coral Bay, Exmouth and Onslow. HEAVY RAINFALL is likely to extend into the central Pilbara, including Tom Price and Paraburdoo early Wednesday and then to Karratha and Newman during Wednesday morning.
A Flood Watch is current for the Minilya, Gascoyne, Ashburton River, Onslow Coast and Fortescue River Catchments. For further details please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/.
Strong and gusty winds are possible in the rain band, particularly in coastal parts. Tides have eased.

A Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Winds remains current over southeast parts of the state. For further details please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/warnings/.
Locations which may be affected include Exmouth, Karratha, Newman, Onslow, Paraburdoo, Tom Price, Coral Bay, Gascoyne Junction, Minilya Roadhouse, Mount Augustus, Three Rivers and Whim Creek.

This weather is unusual for this part of WA for this time of year. Heavy rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.
Lyons River Crossing has recorded 47.4 mm of rain between 9am and midday.

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 boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
* Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
* Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
* Assess your home, car and property for damage.
* If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
* If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.