Ballarat has not yet shaken its winter chill and today will be testament to that.
Last night's strong winds have begun to ease and we can expect a top of 14 degrees and mostly cloudy.
Showers are here to stay until the afternoon with the chance of a thunderstorm early this morning.
Winds northwesterly 45 to 55 km/h tending westerly 25 to 40 km/h in the morning then tending northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h in the late evening.
Ballarat Police recorded a quiet night but have reminded cyclists and motorists that today is the first day of Safe Cycle Month.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of bicycle safety and reduce bike-related road trauma on Victorian roads.
Police around the state will run activities focused on cycle safety, and enforcing the law to ensure cyclists and motorists are following the road rules.
State Bicycle Operations Coordinator Sergeant Arty Lavos said it was up to all road users to make the roads safer for cyclists.
"It’s now official - with around one million people bike riding every week Victoria has the highest rate of cycling in Australia," Sgt Lavos said.
"We’re encouraging cyclists to prepare for their journeys. Ensure their bike is in good, roadworthy condition, fitted with bright lights, their helmets are well fitted and that they are planning their trips on the safest routes."
The SES didn't sleep last night, in a statewide effort to attend to hundreds of trees blown across roads, cars and buildings after a gusty 12 hours.
In Ballarat, SES responded to 40 requests for assistance throughout the night including a tree that had fallen on a car in Wendouree.
Mid-west duty officer Peter Keppel expects that a lot more requests for assistance will be made as people wake up and go outside.
"A lot of trees were down over roads, that was the main kind of job," Mr Keppel said.
"But in Melbourne they have incurred around 700 jobs overnight and have asked for regional assistance."
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