Make sure you're prepared for winter well in advance.
Winter can bring all sorts of challenges so it's good to be prepared. You'll need to prepare your home for cold weather, storms, or perhaps even flooding. You can also help your neighbours and community to plan ahead for snow and ice and flooding.
And it's not only your home and property you'll need to protect, if you have a business this needs some consideration too. We have lots of tips for businesses in severe weather.
You'll need to look after your health and the health of those around you. We have useful advice for keeping yourself and your home warm, keeping well in winter as well as health advice for older people in winter.
We warn the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption through our National Severe Weather Warning Service.
We issue warnings for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice. These warnings will be given a colour depending on a combination of both the likelihood of the event happening and the impact the conditions may have.
Last updated: 13 October 2016