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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

South West District Forecast
Issued at 5:42 am EST on Thursday 17 April 2014
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 20 April 2014.

Warning Information
Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website, by
telephone 1300-659-217* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system located over the south Tasman Sea extends a ridge across
Victoria. This ridge will move over eastern Victoria today. A weak cold front
will brush the southwest coast today with a stronger front to rapidly cross
Bight waters tonight to reach western Victoria on Friday morning and move
across eastern Victoria during the afternoon. The next high pressure system
will cross northern Bight waters on Friday, then move over Adelaide on Saturday
to reach southern NSW early Sunday. Another cold front will move across
Tasmania late on Sunday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday 17 April
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the southeast early this morning. The chance of
showers near the coast. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming
light in the early afternoon then becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late
evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low 20s.

Colac Mostly sunny. Max 22
Hamilton Partly cloudy. Max 22
Warrnambool Partly cloudy. Max 22

Fire Danger:

UV Alert from 10:20 am to 2:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]

Forecast for Friday 18 April
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers contracting to the coast in the afternoon.
Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h
in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime
temperatures reaching around 18.

Colac A few showers. Min 12 Max 18
Hamilton A few morning showers. Min 10 Max 17
Warrnambool A few showers clearing. Min 12 Max 18

Forecast for Saturday 19 April
Cloudy. Isolated showers tending scattered near the coast, extending throughout
until evening. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning west to northwesterly
and becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to
between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.

Colac Shower or two. Min 8 Max 16
Hamilton Morning shower or two. Min 7 Max 16
Warrnambool Shower or two. Min 10 Max 17

Forecast for Sunday 20 April
Cloudy. Isolated showers tending scattered near the coast. Winds west to
northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9
with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.

Colac Shower or two. Min 8 Max 18
Hamilton Shower or two developing. Min 8 Max 18
Warrnambool A few showers. Min 10 Max 19

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

* Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or
public phones.

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