Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in South West, South Coastal and parts of Great Southern districts.

Issued at 8:34 pm Sunday, 21 November 2021.
Severe thunderstorms are possible across parts of southwest WA this evening with damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hail possible.

Weather Situation: A deep surface trough lies inland from the west coast. A line of potentially severe thunderstorms lies between Manjimup and Wagin and south to Mt Barker. Thunderstorms are moving in a generally southerly direction. Thunderstorms are also occurring elsewhere in the warning area, and some of these may become severe during this evening.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Albany, Katanning, Manjimup, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Walpole.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Lower West and Central Wheat Belt districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year, but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

Dumbleyung recorded 62.0mm in 1 hour to 8:25pm WST.

Quaelup recorded 20.8mm in the 30 minutes to 7:35pm 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.