BALLARAT had its wettest June in eight years, with 20 days of rainfall soaking our city, but at least summer will arrive early.
Weatherzone meteorologist Rob Sharpe said Ballarat received 129 per cent of its average June rainfall, with 81mm.
“That was due to multiple cold fronts that moved in and brought a number of showers,” he said.
But if June was soggy, things are looking up for spring.
Weatherzone is forecasting a dry season as the El Nino weather pattern returns for the first time since 2009-10.
Mr Sharpe said a warmer-than-average spring was predicted as a result. “It may feel like summer comes early,” he said.
The rest of winter will be pretty typical.
In June the temperature averaged 11 degrees and four degrees at night. It dropped below freezing three times.