Warrnambool expecting a top temperature of 14 degrees

Dark and gloomy at 8am in Warrnambool.
Dark and gloomy at 8am in Warrnambool.

THE south-west is having a cloudy day with a high chance of rain.

At 8am it was raining lightly in Warrnambool, the temperature was 10.3 degrees and felt like 4.7.

We have only had two millimetres of rain since 9am yesterday.

Casterton has had 16.4 mm, Hamilton 8.2, Portland airport 7.6 and Mount William at Halls Gap 40.6.

A severe weather warning was cancelled at 4.30am today although there is still a strong wind warning in place for the west coast. 

The Bureau of Meteorology  says there is a chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon with showers less likely as the afternoon progresses.

Winds will be north-westerly 25 to 35 km/h tending north-west to south-westerly in the morning then becoming north-westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. 

Today Warrnambool and Port Fairy are expecting a top of 14 degrees, Hamilton and Portland 13 and Colac 11.

A cold front will cross Victoria during today. 

A high pressure system will move rapidly eastwards across NSW on Thursday, reaching the Tasman Sea during the afternoon as a strong cold front crosses the Bight. 

This front is forecast to reach far western Victoria late Friday and will cross the remainder of the state overnight and early Saturday leaving a cold westerly airflow across Victoria.