Is winter behind us?
Well, technically it has been for two months, not that you would know it going by the past two weeks.
But the weather is gradually getting warmer as we enter the final day of October.
A top of 17 degrees is forecast, with patchy drizzle to clear by the afternoon.
Probably no need to take the umbrella anywhere however, there is just a 10 per cent chance of rain for the day.
Missing Black Hill man Brendan Dooley was found this morning after going missing for two days.
Police say Mr Dooley returned to his home at 5.30am, safe and unharmed.
He had been missing since 8am Tuesday and police held fears for his safety because he required constant care due to medical conditions.
Otherwise, police reported a quiet night on Ballarat streets.
Those considering a few quiet beers before (or after) the Dunkeld Cup in just over two weeks time might have to start rethinking their plans.
Part of the famous Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld were destroyed by fire overnight.
The restaurant and motel were unaffected, but the convention centre at the rear has been destroyed.
The damage bill has been set at an estimated $1.5 million.
In Ballarat however, it was another relatively quite night for our fire crew, with just the one call out after 8pm.
Crews were called to structure fire in Wendouree at 11.40pm, but it went down as a false alarm.
Paramedics are always busy, but there were not any trauma calls last night.
Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said there were no major incidents to report from overnight.
All trains are running on time this morning, but it was a different story last night.
The 7.36pm Melbourne to Ballarat train was delayed by 37 minutes due to track faults.
ON THE AGENDA
Much loved Mt Clear College teacher and Ballarat Cricket Association president Alan Parker will be laid to rest today, following his shock death last week.
The funeral/memorial service will be held at Ballarat Lodge at 2pm.