IF Melbourne's weather is described as "four seasons in one day", Ballarat's could almost be described as four seasons in an hour - or at least a morning.
Sunny patches, driving rain, gusty winds and eerie periods of calm - we've had it all today.
One of the downsides to all this variety is that clean-up crews are usually run off their feet.
Today is no exceptions, council workers, State Emergency Service volunteers and police called to deal with trees over roads, branches over fences and plenty of traffic direction.
Just after 1pm, a large tree branch fell across Peel Street North, just up from the Post Office, hitting a ute which was unlucky enough to be parked next to the tree.
The branch was dealt with swiftly by council workers and a tow truck, while police provided traffic direction at the scene.
The road was completely blocked in both directions and traffic was diverted until the scene was clear.
Wind gusts have stayed consistently over 50 km/h since 6.23am and have nudged 70km/h at some stages.
Since last night, Ballarat has had 19.2 millimeters of rain.
Anyone who needs assistance can call the SES on 132500.