Good morning south-west - June 19, 2014

Good morning south-west! 

Weather

In the south-west today, a high pressure system over southeastern New South Wales will move eastwards to the Tasman Sea as a cold front crosses the Bight. The cold front will reach western Victoria Friday night before weakening during Saturday as it crosses to central districts. On Sunday a strengthening cold front will move from the Bight region to approach western Victoria later in the day.

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

Morning news

The Coast Guard and air ambulance are searching for a professional fisherman who failed to return from a trip off Port Fairy on Wednesday.

The 2014 HFNL home-and-away season has reached its midpoint, so our sports team has rated each club's performance so far. 

The family of a woman found dead at the bottom of a cliff nearly 14 years ago want the case re-examined by police.

A Horsham man will have to spend another month in prison after he was found guilty of assaulting a man outside a Portland nightclub

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.

Indy Tanner, 10, reflects on the wonders of science during yesterday’s fun activities at the Warrnambool Special Developmental School. 140618LP06 Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

Indy Tanner, 10, reflects on the wonders of science during yesterday’s fun activities at the Warrnambool Special Developmental School. 140618LP06 Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

Pic of the day

Read the story: Kids get their hands on science fun

Birthdays

If today is your birthday you share the date with baseball legend Lou Gehrig (1903), singer and American Idol judge Paula Abdul (1962), Dallas Mavericks basketball star Dirk Nowitzki (1978),  Garfield the Cat (1978), and retired Brisbane Lions player Alistair Lynch (1968).

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