Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 5:26 pm Friday, 17 December 2021.

Weather Situation:
A thunderstorm squall line has been observed on RADAR and lies about 100km to the southeast of Kununurra and is moving in a northwesterly direction across Lake Argyle and may reach Kununurra at about 6.10pm.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds to 100 km/h in the warning area over the next several hours. Thunderstorms are forecast to affect Kununurra, Lake Argyle and Warmun.

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.