Rain lashes the south west with more to come

Rain falls from the roof of a canopy. Picture: Morgan Hancock
Rain falls from the roof of a canopy. Picture: Morgan Hancock

The south west has shivered through a wet and chilly weekend, with large helpings of rain falling across the region. 

Portland has seen 41mm of rain fall since 9am Friday, Warrnambool 30mm, Hamiltion 17mm and Casterton 16mm. 

But it’s not over yet – with more showers forecast for the week.

Monday will see a high chance of showers in the south, with westerly winds averaging 20 to 30km/h turning northwesterly in the late evening. 

Daytime maximum temperatures will reach 15 degrees in Warrnambool, 14 in Hamilton and 13 at Colac. 

The next cold front to affect Victoria will approach from the west later on Tuesday before moving through the state on Wednesday.

Tuesday will see a chance of a shower near the coast during the morning.

It was 9.7 degrees in Warrnambool at 7am but it felt like 5.2.

The highest rainfall totals for the month have have been recorded at Cape Otway (114mm), Mount William (113mm), Portland (68.8mm) and Warrnambool (66.4mm).