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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

South West District Forecast
Issued at 5:40 am EDT on Sunday 21 December 2014
for the period until midnight EDT Wednesday 24 December 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 off the southern New South Wales coast will move well
out over the north Tasman Sea by Sunday night. A low pressure trough will
extend from South Australia to western Victoria late on Sunday and remain
almost stationary over western Victoria on Monday. The trough will then move
slowly eastwards on Tuesday and link with a weak cold front crossing Tasmania.
The low pressure trough will persist over eastern Victoria on Wednesday while a
narrow high pressure ridge extends across Tasmania.

Forecast for the rest of Sunday 21 December
Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the southeast early this morning. Winds north to
northwesterly 15 to 30 km/h shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in
the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 33.

Colac Mostly sunny. Max 30
Hamilton Mostly sunny. Max 32
Warrnambool Mostly sunny. Max 25

Fire Danger:
Very High

UV Alert from 9:10 am to 5:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Forecast for Monday 22 December
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening.
Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly 15 to
25 km/h before dawn then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight
temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32.

Colac Possible shower. Min 14 Max 27
Hamilton Possible shower. Min 13 Max 31
Warrnambool Shower or two. Min 14 Max 25

Forecast for Tuesday 23 December
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during
the day then tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon.
Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures
reaching 21 to 27.

Colac Partly cloudy. Min 16 Max 25
Hamilton Partly cloudy. Min 15 Max 22
Warrnambool Cloudy. Min 15 Max 21

Forecast for Wednesday 24 December
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during
the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures
falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.

Colac Partly cloudy. Min 12 Max 23
Hamilton Partly cloudy. Min 11 Max 25
Warrnambool Partly cloudy. Min 13 Max 20

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

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

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