Good morning south-west - June 16, 2014

Good morning south-west. Welcome to a new week, kick it off with our quick wrap of what's been happening in our wonderful region over the weekend.

Weather

Looks like we are in for a wet one today. Areas of rain developing early in the morning, easing to the chance of showers in the afternoon. The chance of thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon as well. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Daytime temperatures reaching around 14.

Check your seven-day forecast here: Warrnambool  Port Fairy  Hamilton  Portland  Mortlake  Colac

Morning news

A YOUNG driver, believed to be aged 13, lead police on a pursuit along the Princes Highway between Yambuk and Port Fairy yesterday.

A PETITION aiming to end the long running battle to reopen an access road around Lake Bullen Merri is circulating Camperdown businesses and has gained the support of Corangamite Shire councillors. 

THE annual BridalParty Warrnambool Bridal Expo and Wedding of The Year was held yesterday, with Jessica O'Brien taking out the title. 

In sport Warrnambool Seahawks staved off an early Camberwell Dragons’ challenge on their way to an important away win on Saturday night.

SOME of the south-west’s best junior netballers excelled at the Netball Victoria Association Championships for the western region yesterday. 

MISS anything from the weekend's footy and netball? Catch-up using the link above.

Know of something interesting happening in the south-west today? Let us know on Twitter (@WboolStandard), Facebook, email editor@thestandard.com.au, text 04 2784 2029, or call 5563 1800.

Pic of the day

Glenda Cookson from Warrnambool attempts to catch an image of wild seas as they pound the breakwater yesterday. Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

Birthdays

If today is your birthday you share the date with King Edward I of England, British comedian Stan Laurel, US Rapper Tupac, golfer Phil Mickelson and Australian aboriginal activist Charles Perkins. 

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