Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Great Southern, Goldfields-Midlands
Updated as of 4.45pm.
Large hailstones may occur in the warning area over the next several hours.
A severe weather alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
If you live in the South East Coastal and parts of Goldfields, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.
Locations which may be affected include Esperance, Norseman, Jerramungup, Lake King, Ravensthorpe and Salmon Gums.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) advised that an upper low over the south west of WA was drawing in moisture from northern Australia.
As the upper low slowly moves east, a cloud band will develop with embedded thunderstorms resulting in heavy rainfall and damaging wind gusts.
The system will weaken and move offshore on Wednesday.
Heavy rainfall associated with thunderstorms which may lead to flash flooding is forecast for the South East Coastal district and parts of the South Coastal, Great Southern and Goldfields Districts from this afternoon, continuing into this evening and overnight.
Six-hourly rainfall totals between 40 and 50 milliemtres are likely, with isolated totals of 70mm possible about the coastal areas.
Damaging wind gusts with thunderstorms with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible over the South East Coastal district and parts of the South Coastal, Great Southern and Goldfields districts from this afternoon.
A flood watch is current for southern WA.
WHAT TO DO:
Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed
Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by visiting the Main Roads Travel Map, calling 138 138 or by contacting your Local Government Authority.
WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:
After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit
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