Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in parts of Goldfields, South East Coastal and Central Wheat Belt districts.
Issued at 6:29 pm Sunday, 22 December 2019.
A line of gusty thunderstorms is moving through the Goldfields and adjacent Wheat Belt and South East Coastal districts.
At 6:30pm radar imagery showed a line a thunderstorms extending from Mt Jackson to Israelite Bay.
Some of these thunderstorms may be severe and are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Kalgoorlie, Norseman, Israelite Bay, Kambalda and Salmon Gums.
Norseman Airport recorded a wind gust of 102km/h at 6:00pm AWST as a thunderstorm moved overhead.
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.