Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 1 July 2015.
A cold front approaches from the west today, with winds strengthening and tending northwesterly ahead of the front crossing in the evening. A very cold and vigorous southwesterly stream will follow on Thursday, and should gradually moderate and tend westerly on Friday as the next high moves over Victoria. Another cold front will cross the state on Saturday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Wednesday for South West Lakes
- Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then tending westerly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. Thunderstorms later tonight. Possible hail this evening.
Thursday 2 July
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots in the evening.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. Thunderstorms in the morning. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon.
Friday 3 July
- Westerly below 10 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Saturday 4 July
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly below 10 knots during the morning then becoming west to northwesterly during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Wednesday.