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Wild winds as strong as category two cyclone blast SE Australia



Anthony Sharwood,

Wednesday April 14, 2021 – 17:03 EST

It’s not just windy out west.

The West Australian town of Kalbarri recorded a maximum wind gust of 170 km/h last weekend, as Cyclone Seroja made landfall as a category three storm. That was obviously the strongest wind gust recorded in Australia this week.

But parts of southeastern Australia also recorded extreme winds this week. Indeed, gusts of cyclonic strength were reported at several locations as a cold front whipped through on Tuesday night.

Some maximum gust readings of note:

  • 139 km/h at Maatsuyker Island (TAS) on Wed, April 14.
  • 122 km/h at Thredbo Top Station…



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