South West District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:29 pm EDT on Wednesday 7 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge over the Tasman Sea will move away to the east. On Thursday morning a strong cold front will move eastwards across Victoria, reaching the State's far east in the afternoon before continuing east. During Friday a high will cross the Bight, with a ridge extending eastward over Victoria during Saturday and Sunday.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west later this evening. Winds northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h turning north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.

Thursday 8 December

Partly cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. Showers heavy at times in the north in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Winds northerly 35 to 50 km/h shifting west to southwesterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 21.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:20am to 5:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible early storm. Showers. Warrnambool 14 20
Possible morning storm. Showers. Colac 15 21
Possible early storm. Showers. Hamilton 13 19

Friday 9 December

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the Otways, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.

Saturday 10 December

Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the Otways, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 23.

Sunday 11 December

Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Thursday.

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