Tropical Cyclone Olivia had the highest wind speeds of any cyclone.

 

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Severe Tropical Cyclone Olivia near peak intensity off the coast of Western Australia, 10 April 1996. NOAA, PD image.

In 1996, Severe Tropical Cyclone Olivia hit Australia. It was a Category 4 cyclone with recorded wind gusts of up to 253 miles per hour.

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