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Sam Brown, Thursday September 26, 2013 - 18:54 EST

Yet another cold front has battered Tasmania, bringing strong winds with some places experiencing their heaviest September rain not seen in over a decade.

Burnie received 31.8mm overnight to 9am, making it the heaviest September rain since 2001. Flinders Island also received 22.2mm to 9am, making it the highest September 24 hour total since 2009.

Rainfall wasn't the only significant weather affecting the state with the vast majority experiencing winds averaging between 40-60km/h. Flinders Island recorded a wind gust of 116.7km/h, its strongest since July 2008. Cape Grim was also copping the brunt of these winds recording a gust of 140.8 km/h at lunchtime today.

Westerly winds are continuing in the wake of the cold front about northern areas, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h. However, these winds are expected to ease this evening.

Another front will move over the region around late Friday afternoon again bringing gusty winds and widespread showers. These conditions are expected to continue throughout the weekend with western areas most likely to see the worst of the weather.

- Weatherzone

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