How to prepare your home for La Niña
Victoria may be in for another spring and summer of rain, hail and strong winds. Here’s how to prepare your home for the possible effects of La Niña.
The Victorian summer of 2022/23 is set to bring more rain, possible floods and cooler than usual daytime temperatures thanks to La Niña, a naturally occurring shift in ocean temperatures and weather patterns along the equator in the Pacific Ocean.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) believes this weather pattern is set to hit Australia’s east coast for the third year in a row, with above-average rainfall peaking during springtime. In fact, records show that rainfall is 20 per cent higher than average for December-March during La Niña years, heightening the risk of severe flooding over summer.
So, with more severe weather potentially on the horizon, it’s important to ensure that your home is La Niña ready – and that means undertaking key maintenance jobs in and around the home.
Remember to take all necessary safety precautions when working at height on a ladder. If you're unsure about your ability to work safely on a ladder, leave home maintenance jobs to trained professionals.