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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

South West District Forecast
Issued at 5:40 am EDT on Wednesday 26 October 2011
for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 29 October 2011.

Warning Summary at issue time
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 well south of the Bight extends a ridge through Bass
Strait and will move slowly eastwards to be over the Tasman Sea by late today.
A low pressure trough will then develop over the Bight on Thursday, before
moving eastwards across western and central areas of Victoria on Friday and
through the east and northeast of the State on Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 26 October
Partly cloudy. Winds east to southeasterly averaging 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime
maximum temperatures around 19.

Warrnambool Partly cloudy. Max 18
Hamilton Mostly sunny. Max 19
Colac Partly cloudy. Max 19

UV Alert from 9:50 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

Forecast for Thursday 27 October
Sunny at first but cloud increasing later in the day with isolated showers
developing in the southwest in the evening. Winds east to northeasterly
averaging 10 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly up to 25 km/h around
dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime
temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Warrnambool Partly cloudy. Min 9 Max 21
Hamilton Partly cloudy. Min 7 Max 23
Colac Partly cloudy. Min 9 Max 23

Forecast for Friday 28 October
Cloudy. Areas of rain and the chance of thunderstorms. Winds northerly
averaging 20 to 35 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h during the morning then
tending northwest to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon.
Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching
the low 20s.

Warrnambool Rain at times. Min 13 Max 20
Hamilton Rain at times. Min 12 Max 20
Colac Rain at times. Min 12 Max 21

Forecast for Saturday 29 October
Cloudy. Isolated showers. Winds south to southwesterly averaging 20 to 35 km/h.
Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching
around 16.

Warrnambool Shower or two. Min 12 Max 16
Hamilton Shower or two. Min 10 Max 16
Colac Shower or two. Min 10 Max 16

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

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

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