Tuesday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of light rain near the Otways, most likely later tonight. Winds S/SW 15 to 20 km/h.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of light rain clearing northwards during the early morning. Winds S/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SE 20 to 30 km/h during the day.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the west at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h turning E/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the day.
Friday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h shifting SW 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending S/SW during the afternoon.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds S/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Central Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||15||23||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WSW 12||84||SW 33||60|
||13||21||90%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 17||83||SSW 28||56|
||14||22||90%||1-5mm||Nil||W 6||83||SW 24||66|
||15||24||90%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 8||88||SW 30||64|
|Windy with rain
||15||21||90%||1-5mm||Nil||W 7||79||SW 25||68|
|Windy with rain
||16||21||90%||1-5mm||Nil||W 6||81||SW 24||71|
||13||22||90%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 7||86||SW 22||55|
||15||22||60%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 7||83||SW 20||71|
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