Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South Interior district.

Issued at 12:55 pm Friday, 19 November 2021.

Weather Situation: Thunderstorms have developed along a slow-moving trough that is located over the Interior of the State.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours, moving slowly towards the southeast through the warning area.

This weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year, but severe thunderstorms may affect parts of the warning area.

Gruyere Airport recorded 31mm of rainfall in the hour and a half from 11:00am to 12:30pm WST.

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.