Why storms happen in summer
Summer storms are common across Australia – but why are there more thunderstorms as the weather gets warmer? Learn about how storms form and why you’re more likely to experience them this summer.
From flash floods to blackouts to thunderstorm asthma attacks, storms can wreak havoc on Victorian homes and health. As we approach summer and experience another La Niña weather event, you may notice storms becoming heavier and more frequent.
“These weather events can be very localised, but extremely intense,” warns RACV Head of Home Insurance Kirsty Hayes. “The strong winds, hail and lightning that accompany these storms can cause enormous damage to property and even loss of life.”
Read on to learn why summer produces more storms, and how to prepare for the storm season – from getting your home in order to updating your home insurance.