The weather seems to have taken a turn with a serious warning from the Bureau of Meteorology.

Large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging winds have been forecast for people in parts of the Greater Perth area.

The BoM says that a potentially severe thunderstorm is approaching north-eastern parts of the Perth metro area, particularly the lower Chittering and Bullsbrook by 11am and Gidgegannup by 11.30am.

 

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WHAT TO DO:

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.

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* 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.

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* 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.