Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Warm gales ripped through Hobart

Rob Sharpe, Saturday October 5, 2013 - 13:35 EST

Winds gusted over 100km/h in Hobart this morning, but winds are easing, with cooler temperatures coming tomorrow.

Hobart experienced winds gusting over 80km/h from 8:30am with a peak just before midday at 102km/h. This is the strongest gust since May. These winds would have made a trip to the Salamanca markets a hair raising event. Elsewhere, Mt Wellington has seen the strongest gust today, reaching a mighty 132km/h.

The cold front is crossing today, gradually pushing away the 23 degree heat and bringing in a colder airmass with temperatures only expected to reach 14 degrees in the Tasmanian capital on Monday.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

BOM warning in south-east Queensland forecasts damaging hail and wind

18:42 EDT

Intense hail has hit the Toowoomba region, blanketing the ground, as thunderstorms sweep across south-east Queensland.

The Storms in Sydney on Sunday

14:23 EDT

Parts of the Sydney skyline were lit up by lightening yesterday, as a low pressure trough triggered thunderstorms.

Spring heat returns to Sydney

13:35 EDT

Warm air should build in Sydney over the weekend as a frontal system crosses to the south of the state, causing the mercury to near 30 degrees for the third time this month.