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More winter wind

Thomas Hough, Monday June 10, 2019 - 12:51 EST

A frontal system moving across the south of the continent brought another period of strong winds to coastal South Australia and Victoria last night.

Severe weather warnings for damaging winds were in effect for both states last night, as the system made its way east. Winds peaked first for South Australia in the late evening yesterday, gusting just shy of 102km/h over Neptune Island, at 91km/h for Cape Willoughby and 83km/h over Cape Borday.

Winds then started to strengthen over Victoria from early this morning. At the time of writing the strongest winds recorded were 107km/h over Mt Buller, 96km/h over Mt Hotham, 93km/h at Aireys Inlet, 87km/h Wilsons Promontory and 82km/h for Cape Nelson.

Severe weather warnings for damaging winds remain in place for eastern parts of Victoria and southeastern New South Wales.

Whilst these winds may seem strong, they pale in comparison to those experienced on the other side of the world earlier this week. Storm Miguel moved in from the Atlantic, with reports of wind gusts of up to 147km/h impacting northern Spain and 129km/h impacting the west coast of France. Those figures put the winds on par with the wind gusts associated with a category 2 Tropical Cyclone.  

Back on home shores, winds will remain strong over the coming days, peaking again about Wednesday as the next frontal system moves across the south. As always, keep up to date with all the latest warnings at https://www.weatherzone.com.au/warnings.jsp

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