CONDITIONS are easing after a breezy 48 hours in Gippsland.
Winds of up to 80km an hour battered parts of Sale, Bairnsdale and Wilson's Promontory yesterday afternoon after a low pressure system joined forces with a front coming from the Bass Straight.
Grower Kim Martin from Frais Farm in Lindenow, East Gippsland, had wild wind batter his crops and said it was the worst spring wind he'd seen in years.
"It's seasonal, and you can expect it to a certain degree, but it was very strong here,'' Mr Martin said.
"There was a lot of debris flying around and our irrigation equipment got rolled around and twisted up.
"It's also very hard with veggies at this time of year because the seedlings get battered and twisted.
Mr Martin said bean crops on surrounding farms were hit the hardest.
Senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology Terry Ryan said the wind was unusual for this time of year.
"We get a lot of fronts in spring but this has a low pressure system as well,'' Mr Ryan said.
"We had a warning call out for winds up to 100km an hour and even though it didn't make that it would still have done quite a bit of damage in the area.
"It's calming off now and should stay steady until the next change due on Melbourne Cup day.''