Ballarat breakfast report: December 13

WEATHER

Just when we started to experience sunshine yesterday afternoon, we are back to gloomy weather. 

It is expected we will reach of a top of 19 degrees today with scattered showers throughout the afternoon so it may pay to pack your umbrella with you this morning.

The weekend is expected to produce similar temperatures, however, the experts tell us they are not expecting any rain.

POLICE

Ballarat police attended a small crash in Lydiard street last night, but otherwise had a quiet shift. 

In news elsewhere, police detected more than 50 traffic offences during an Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operation in Preston yesterday.

A total of 3873 vehicles were scanned by ANPR  and 647 preliminary breath tests were conducted.

The exercise was part of the Summer Stay road enforcement campaign which is a two month blitz aimed at reducing road trauma over the holiday season. 

A reminder that tonight is the first night of Operation Unite. This means those heading out this evening should expect to see more police out on Ballarat's streets cracking down on anti-social behaviour.

FIRE

Ballarat fire crews had one call out last night to wash away fluids after a minor traffic accident on Lydiard Street. No one was hurt in the accident.  

Senior station officer Anthony Pearce said they were preparing for a busy week next week with hotter weather expected. 

'Hopefully people will take all the proper precautions and not let fires start next week in the warmer weather," he said. 

"If you haven't done so already, you need to prepare for summer, although the weather has been cold and wet the last few days, it is starting to heat up next week.

"Take the opportunity now to clean up around your house and be ready for the fire season." 

AMBULANCE

Nothing to report form overnight.

TRAINS

No V/Line delays  for commuters anywhere across the state.

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ON THE AGENDA

Today we catch up with three plays from the Melbourne Renegades including captain Aaron Finch.

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