Today will be cloudy across the south-west with a very high (90%) chance of showers.
At 7am in Warrnambool it was a mild 10.5 degrees, felt like 6.0 and since 9am yesterday we've had 0.8mm of rain.
There's a severe weather warning for damaging winds, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to 90 km/h, which are expected to develop about the south-west coastal fringe and Grampians during Wednesday afternoon before extending to the South Gippsland coastal fringe during the evening.
Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Portland, Mount Baw Baw, Falls Creek and Mount Hotham.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
- Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony;
- Keep clear of fallen power lines.
And you can add a sheep graziers alert that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected this afternoon.
Areas likely to be affected include parts of the south-west forecast district.
There is a risk of loss of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.
These conditions are likely to extend to most southern and mountain areas during Thursday.
There's also a gale marine wind warning for the west coast.
Warrnambool is expecting a top of 18 degrees today, Hamilton 18, Colac 19, Ararat 20, Casterton 18, Mortlake 19, Heywood 18, Portland 17, Port Fairy 17, Terang 17 and Camperdown 17.
A cold front over south-western Victoria will cross the State today reaching eastern Victoria during the afternoon and evening.
A vigorous and unstable west to south-westerly airstream will becoming established across Victoria behind the front. A
Active cold fronts will affect Victoria over the next few days allowing a cold and unstable west to south-westerly airstream to continue over the state.
Rain is predicted for the next two days with tops of 13 and 12 degrees, followed by more showers on Saturday with a top of 13 before the weather fiines up.
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