Storm season is once again upon us in Northern Australia, it is predicted due to climate change that storms are likely to grow stronger and more frequent in years to come.

Cyclones, severe thunderstorms and super cells are all phrases that would leave any accommodation provider feeling nervous.

Take some time out of your busy day to compile a list of some wet weather ideas ready for your guests, forward planning is always positive. Find out locations of indoor play centres and activities for families with young children and check local museums and galleries so you are up to date with the latest exhibitions for couples. A little added investigation and you might find something a little different for your guests to occupy their time during the stormy days, so you are ready with helpful hints when the weather gets nasty. Simply Google “indoor activities” in your area, the local websites have some fantastic ideas that you may not have ever thought of or known about.  Have local movie theatre information on hand for the less imaginative but with a little time you could find something a bit different for your guests to pass the time.

It all helps to add to the end result which is keeping your guests happy and having them pass on great reviews or telling family and friends on social media what a great time they had. There are always plenty of things to keep visitors occupied but when their focus has been on long beach walks, sunny days spent wandering the local rainforests and swimming holes or relaxing sunshiny pool time it may leave guests feeling disgruntled.  But with your help and local area information a rainy day could become an opportunity for your guests to see or do something unexpectedly amazing.

Now is the time to check your property to ensure that your gardens and surrounding areas are clean safe and organised. Trim any low hanging branches, remove dead or dying palm fronds from gardens and remove dead leaves from gardens and paths. There would be nothing worse than having your beautiful lush surrounds ruined by a passing storm, leaving paths and common areas strewn with debris.

Have a plan for a safe, out of the wind and weather area where you can stack outdoor furniture and sun loungers, imagine the guilt you would feel if a guest was hit by your flying poolside furniture.

It is also time to check all windows in guest rooms and common areas to make sure that there is adequate sealing holding the window in, loose glass and the strong winds that hit our coastline are a recipe for disaster.

All of these helpful ideas just add another list of jobs for the time poor accommodation provider. Arrange for a demo of Allotz Autopilot today and let Allotz run your business on full Autopilot!

Some interesting facts from the Bureau of Meteorology –

– Severe thunderstorms can occur at any time of the year in Queensland. However, most strike between September and March when the supply of solar energy is greatest

– South-east Queensland (and the central New South Wales coast) experiences the most damaging individual storms anywhere in Australia

– On average, a severe thunderstorm can produce approximately 6,000 lightning strikes every minute

– Each year, on average, severe storms are responsible for more damage (as measured by insurance costs) than tropical cyclones, earthquakes, floods, or bushfires

– Most thunderstorms do not reach the level of intensity needed to produce flash floods, cyclones, wind gusts, or hail, but they all produce lightning which can cause death, injury and damage

– Storms do kill people. In Australia, lightning accounts for five to ten deaths and more than 100 injuries annually. More deaths occur when strong winds cause tree limbs to fall, debris to become projectiles and small boats in open water to capsize

– Average lightning bolts carry a current of 10,000 to 30,000 amps.  An average radiator draws ten amps.

From all the team at Allotz have a safe and secure storm season.

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