10 windiest places on Earth • Earth.com

Last update: June 18th, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Barrow Island, Australia

On April 10, 1996, an unmanned weather station on Barrier Island recorded the highest recorded surface wind speed in history of 253 mph. The incredible wind was created by Cyclone Olivia, beating the world record which was previously held by Mount Washington.

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