Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Goldfields, Eucla and South East Coastal districts.

Issued at 11:55 am Wednesday, 27 April 2022.

Severe thunderstorms over the eastern Goldfields, and likely to develop over Southeast Coastal

Weather Situation: A cold front with an embedded low in the Central Wheat Belt district will continue to move southeast today, accompanied by a strong upper trough. Severe thunderstorms in the Goldfields will continue eastwards, with a separate area of severe storms expected to develop over the South East Coastal district over the next few hours.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Rawlinna, Norseman and Salmon Gums.

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.