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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

South West District Forecast
Issued at 5:40 am EDT on Tuesday 31 March 2015
for the period until midnight EDT Friday 3 April 2015.

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 ridge extends from South Australia, across Victoria to the
Tasman Sea. The ridge will weaken over South Australia during today whilst the
high pressure centre over the Tasman Sea strengthens. A cold front will cross
waters south of the Bight later Tuesday, reaching western and central Victoria
on Wednesday afternoon and evening. The cold front will clearing the far
northeast of Victoria early Thursday. The next high pressure system will move
from south of the Bight to be over Tasmania on Thursday night and Friday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday 31 March
Mostly sunny. Patchy fog this morning. Light winds. Daytime maximum
temperatures in the mid to high 20s.

Colac Morning fog then sunny. Max 26
Hamilton Morning fog then mostly sunny. Max 27
Warrnambool Becoming mostly sunny. Max 25

Fire Danger:

UV Alert from 10:50 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

Forecast for Wednesday 1 April
Mostly sunny morning. High (70%) chance of rain, most likely during the late
afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 40
km/h in the morning then shifting southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening.
Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching
the mid to high 20s.

Colac Late rain at times. Min 13 Max 27
Hamilton Rain increasing. Min 14 Max 27
Warrnambool Rain increasing. Min 14 Max 25

Forecast for Thursday 2 April
Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds
south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southeasterly during the morning.
Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching
between 19 and 22.

Colac Possible early shower. Min 10 Max 19
Hamilton Possible early shower. Min 9 Max 21
Warrnambool Possible early shower. Min 11 Max 19

Forecast for Friday 3 April
Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and
evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon and
evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the
morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures
reaching the low to mid 20s.

Colac Possible shower developing. Min 11 Max 23
Hamilton Possible shower. Min 10 Max 24
Warrnambool Possible shower developing. Min 12 Max 22

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

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

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