Severe weather forecast for ACT

We hope that you’ve taken advantage of the recent spring weather to prepare your home for the current storm season. With an almost 50% increase in green waste collected compared to this time last year, it seems Canberrans sure have!

From Wednesday to Friday this week the Bureau of Meteorology have forecast thunderstorms, including heavy rain up to 50mm, strong winds and possible flash flooding to the Canberra region.

With recent rain and soil moisture very high, the risk of damage from falling trees is increased. The Canberra community are reminded to do what you can to prepare your home for storm and the chance of localised flash flooding.

  • Move your car under cover or away from trees

  • Remember to never drive, walk or ride through floodwater.
  • Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony
  • Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences

  • Stay indoors away from windows

For emergency help during flood and storm, call the ACT State Emergency Service on 132 500. If it is life-threatening, call emergency Triple Zero (000).

This is also a good reminder to complete or update your Survival Plan. It only takes 20 minutes and will give you the best chance to be ready in a storm. Because when you do your part, you help our emergency services do theirs.