Brace for thunderstorms

Staff ReportersAlbany Advertiser
Leadened skies over Mount Clarence.
Camera IconLeadened skies over Mount Clarence. Credit: Laurie Benson

Wild weather could hit the Great Southern this afternoon.

A weather warning has been issued for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands and Great Southern with severe thunderstorms to come.

This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

Thunderstorms are expected to intensify and become more frequent in the early afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area from approximately 1pm this afternoon, continuing into the evening.

Motorists are urged to not drive into water of unknown depth and current and slow down, turn lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.

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