South West District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Monday 26 September 2016.

Weather Situation

A cold front crossing waters south of the Bight will cross Victoria later today, then a weak ridge of high pressure will move across northern Victoria on Tuesday. The next low pressure trough and associated low pressure system is forecast to cross the Bight during Wednesday. The low will intensify and be located slightly west of Victoria by Wednesday night as the trough enters northwestern Victoria. This system is expected to become more complex as it crosses Victoria on Thursday with more than one low pressure centre likely.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm and hail during this afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h turning west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 15.

Sun protection 9:50am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Possible storm. Warrnambool 16
Showers. Possible late storm. Colac 15
Showers. Possible storm. Hamilton 15

Tuesday 27 September

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15.

Wednesday 28 September

Becoming cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain, most likely in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northwest in the afternoon and evening. Heavy falls possible in the north. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the day then turning northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 19.

Thursday 29 September

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain, most likely in the evening. Snow falling above 1100 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast in the morning and afternoon. Heavy falls possible in the west. Winds northeast to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then shifting south to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 12.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Monday.

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