Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Pilbara, Gascoyne, South Interior, Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts.

Issued at 8:24 pm Monday, 28 March 2022.

Severe thunderstorms occurring over parts of Gascoyne, Central West, Central Wheat Belt and Interior, with heavy to locally INTENSE RAINFALL.

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms continuing in a humid airmass to the east of a trough down the west coast, supported by an upper trough over the west of the state.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding and damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Pilbara, Gascoyne, South Interior, Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Meekatharra, Merredin, Mount Magnet, Cue, Dalwallinu, Dowerin, Morawa, Mullewa, Paynes Find, Three Rivers, Wongan Hills and Yalgoo.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours. Thunderstorms are forecast to affect Carnarvon and Cape Cuvier.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Lower West district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Latham recorded 31.8mm in 30 minutes to 7.08pm

Buntine West recorded 27.8mm in 30 minutes to 5.31pm

Badgingarra recorded 17.6mm in the 1 hour to 5.14pm.

Meckering North recorded 31.4mm in the 2 hours to 2:32pm.

Daisy Downs (north of Mullewa) recorded 21mm in 30 minutes to 2:50pm.

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.