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Wind gusts not seen in years in TAS

Graeme Brittain, Wednesday August 15, 2018 - 16:14 AEST

A vigorous frontal system has brought some of the strongest wind gusts in several years across the Apple Island.

Winds peaked at 113km/h in Strahan, 98km/h in Yarram and 96km/h in Grove, making it the windiest day in four years for these stations.

Wynyard Airport in the North West Coast district reported a gust of 107km/h this morning, which is the strongest at this site in almost 13 years.

The highest gust recorded today was 163km/h on Maatsuyker Island, just off the southern tip of mainland Tasmania.

The strong frontal system also brought some thundery showers, with over 100 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes recorded today up to 4pm EST.

A brief lull in winds is expected during this evening and into the early hours of Thursday, before another burst of squally winds arrives over southern parts shortly after sunrise.

Keep up to date with the latest warnings on the Weatherzone website.

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