Good morning south-west - June 20, 2014

Good morning south-west!  The weekend is so close you can smell it.

Weather

In the south-west today it will be partly cloudy with scattered showers developing from the west this morning and isolated thunderstorms possible over the west during the afternoon and early evening. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h turning northwesterly in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures around 13.

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

Morning news

The Coast Guard and air ambulance are still searching for a professional fisherman after his boat was recovered yesterday.

The embargo has been lifted on our coverage of Oddball filming in Warrnambool, so now's time to catch up.

Read about the high cost of accommodation during the Port Fairy Folk Festival as an ongoing concern for patrons. Follow the link below:

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

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

Warrnambool’s Savoy Restaurant owner Alan Tampion and his wife Roslyn holding great-grandson Coby Tampion-Collins, 2, announce they are retiring and closing their Liebig Street restaurant after running the establishment for almost three decades. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Warrnambool’s Savoy Restaurant owner Alan Tampion and his wife Roslyn holding great-grandson Coby Tampion-Collins, 2, announce they are retiring and closing their Liebig Street restaurant after running the establishment for almost three decades. Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Read the story: Savoy says farewell in old-fashioned style

Birthdays

If today is your birthday you share the date with baseball legend singer Lionel Richie (1949), actor John Goodman (1952), Aussie actress Nicole Kidman (1967), and guitarist Chet Atkins (1924).

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