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Very intense tropical cyclone Ita struck Australia as a tropical storm at about 06:00 GMT on 12 April. Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Center suggest that the point of landfall was near 16.7 S, 145.3 E. Ita brought 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 92 km/h (57 mph). Wind gusts in the area may have been considerably higher.
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