South West District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Sunday 24 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure over Victoria will move eastwards today as a cold front rapidly crosses the Bight. The front will reach western Victoria this afternoon and should weaken as it crosses eastern districts this evening. A stronger front will develop over the Bight during Monday and rapidly cross the State on Monday night then the final front in the sequence should move across Victoria early on Wednesday. On Wednesday a large high pressure system will be located to the north of Adelaide and this high should drift across southern NSW on Thursday.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely from late this morning. Snow falling above 900 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west late this afternoon and evening. Possible hail. Winds northerly 35 to 50 km/h tending northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 10.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers increasing. Warrnambool 12
Showers increasing. Colac 10
Showers increasing. Becoming windy. Hamilton 10

Monday 25 July

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 800 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm near the coast in the late afternoon and evening. Possible hail in the evening. Heavy falls possible in the southeast. Winds west to northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching around 12.

Tuesday 26 July

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 800 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon and evening. Possible hail. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h turning northwesterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 12.

Wednesday 27 July

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h turning northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 13.

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

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