Tasmania has been bearing the brunt of strong cold fronts whilst the rest of the country has been relatively calm and dry.
On Thursday afternoon a deep low south of the state and a connecting front helped generate westerly winds as strong as 90km/h in Hobart and 135km/h on Mt Wellington.
This is Mt Wellington's strongest recorded gust in six months.
Western parts of the state have been soaked by persistent rain for almost two weeks due to frequent fronts and seemingly endless westerly winds.
The wettest place in the country this month, Mt Read, has accumulated more than 350mm in 13 days, close to the monthly average.
This July Mt Read has soaked up more than 580mm.
Despite nearly all of western Tasmania picking up above average rainfall, the east of the state has generally gained less than average with relatively infrequent showers.
Hobart is ending the month with about 40mm of rain, compared to the long-term norm of 52mm.
Wind will ease across the state on Friday but several more fronts will bring burst of strong winds and showers on Saturday and early next week.
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