Good morning south-west - June 24, 2014

Good morning south-west! It is wet and windy but if you've found a warm spot inside we've got you covered for all the latest news.

Weather

Today's south-west forecast: Cloudy. Rain, easing to isolated showers late in the morning. Rain falling as snow above 1100 metres early this morning. The chance of thunderstorms this morning. Winds westerly 45 to 65 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 11 and 14.

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

Morning news

Weather warnings have been issued for the south-west region as emergency services work to clean up a night of strong winds.

Brisbane Lions legend and former Bushfield resident Jonathan Brown yesterday announced his retirement from the AFL. Click the link below to find all our coverage, including a photo gallery dedicated to the big man. 

A man who drove a Porsche at 151 kilometres an hour on the Princes Highway at Illowa has been disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined $2000.

Warrnambool City Council rates will rise by 5.5 per cent despite haggling from councillors.

A Taiwanese national has been told not to drive while in Australia after an incident on the Great Ocean Road.

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

School for Student Leadership’s Gnurad Gundidj campus students make a triumphant launch at Lake Pertobe for their self-built raft, despite being drenched from above.

School for Student Leadership’s Gnurad Gundidj campus students make a triumphant launch at Lake Pertobe for their self-built raft, despite being drenched from above.

Read the story: Paddle power helps launch SS Teamwork for student leadership group

Birthdays

If today is your birthday you share the date with retired Australian Olympian Raelene Boyle (63), Solange Knowles (28), actress Mindy Kaling (35), NBA player J.J. Redick (30). 

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