Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:29 pm Sunday, 13 February 2022.
Heavy rain with thunderstorms about central and western parts of WA..

Weather Situation: A weak low pressure system lies over the southwest of the Pilbara district. A very moist and unstable airmass and slow moving cells means thunderstorms will possibly be severe this afternoon and evening.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Onslow, Wiluna, Wooramel Roadhouse and Yalgoo.

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.