Heavy rains, dangerous thunderstorms and gusty winds continue to hit the south and east parts of Tasmania.

Canberra, May 6, The Australian State of Tasmania has experienced extreme weather that has included torrential rain and thunderstorms that have flooded parts of its island government.

A record amount of rain has fallen across Hobart, and hail has fallen across some suburbs.

Wind speeds at the Kunanyi/Mt Wellington peak in Hobart were recorded averaging 71mph, while gusts of up to 77mph have been recorded in the city.

Weatherzone’s Total Lightning Network recorded also approximately 10.000 lightning strikes over the 12 hours which ended at 10am Friday in Hobart.

BoM predicted heavy rain could ease in the afternoon but possible storms could become common across the south half of the state.

A severe weather warning remains in place for the state.


Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km to the south of the Australian mainland, separated from it by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, (wikipedia)

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