South West Weather
South West Forecast
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Medium (40%) chance of showers near the Otways, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 12.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds NE 15 to 20 km/h turning N early in the morning.
Thursday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds N 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the evening.
Friday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Winds N/NW 20 to 30 km/h tending W/NW 25 to 35 km/h during the day then tending N/NW 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
South West Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||4||12||20%||< 1mm||Slight||NE 6||92||NE 9||74|
||8||13||20%||< 1mm||Nil||N 10||100||N 8||71|
||9||13||5%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 10||93||ENE 13||75|
||6||13||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 6||90||N 8||72|
||6||12||5%||< 1mm||Nil||NNW 13||93||E 15||71|
||2||7||10%||< 1mm||Moderate||NE 12||95||NNE 6||85|
||5||12||10%||< 1mm||Slight||NNE 8||95||N 10||73|
||3||12||20%||< 1mm||Moderate||NE 6||98||NNE 7||73|
||4||13||5%||< 1mm||Slight||NNE 7||100||ENE 11||80|
||7||14||20%||< 1mm||Nil||N 9||97||ENE 11||72|
||7||13||20%||< 1mm||Nil||N 5||97||NE 6||73|
||6||14||5%||< 1mm||Nil||N 10||100||ENE 13||69|
||5||9||5%||< 1mm||Slight||NNW 6||100||ENE 8||97|
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