Bureau of Meteorology WA media and communication manager Neil Bennett said a low pressure system was developing in the Gascoyne, which is expected to track slowly south tomorrow and into Friday, bringing with it strong winds and thunderstorms.
He said strong winds predicted in the Gascoyne, Mid West, Central Wheatbelt and Goldfields posed a “catastrophic fire risk”.
Mr Bennett said thunderstorms like this were nothing out of the ordinary but people should be vigilant.
“Make sure you get all preparations in place and listen to advice from emergency services,” he said.
Weather warnings are expected to be issued later today.