The Gold Coast has a beautiful sub-tropical climate; we enjoy hot summer days followed by balmy evenings, but with that comes storms, thunder, and hail.
When it comes to storm warnings, it is best to stay at home, or plan your trip to avoid severe weather warnings, but what do you do if you are driving and you are caught in a hailstorm?
Tips for driving in a storm
If you are driving and a storm and/or hail hits, try and take cover. Going into undercover parking in a shopping centre, service stations, or even seeking shelter under a bridge can help protect your vehicle.
Never leave your car if you are caught in a storm, the vehicle will protect you from the elements.
If your vehicle is exposed in heavy hail be sure to keep yourself, other passengers, and children away from windows where possible; moving to the centre of the vehicle ensures that passengers are at less risk from broken glass.
If windows do break, ensure you cover your head and eyes. Where possible use clothing, blankets and towels to shield yourself and other passengers from any broken glass.
Don’t panic! It is easier said than done, but if you can find shelter and you wait out the storm, usually storms pass quickly, and you can be back on the road in no time.
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