South West District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:21 pm EDT on Tuesday 3 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A week cold front will slip to the southeast of Tasmania this evening while a high pressure ridge extends from the Bight to southern Victoria. A stronger cold front south of the Bight will enter southwestern Victoria later Wednesday and then sweep across the State early Thursday morning, as an associated deep low passes well south of Tasmania. The next high pressure system will remain well to the west of Victoria through till Saturday, whilst further cold fronts will cross Tasmania late Thursday and Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly clear. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h.

Wednesday 4 March

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, increasing in the evening. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

Fire Danger - High

UV Alert from 10:10 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
A few showers. Becoming windy. Warrnambool 12 20
Shower or two. Colac 11 21
Late shower or two. Hamilton 8 21

Thursday 5 March

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the Otways, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h tending southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.

Friday 6 March

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 22.

Saturday 7 March

Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower, mainly near the coast. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending west to southwesterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

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

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