Ballarat breakfast report: December 27

WEATHER

The sunshine we experienced yesterday is all but gone with today reaching a top of 23-degrees. We can also expect some patchy rain this morning with lots of cloud cover. 

The weekend looks slightly better with a top of 33-degrees expected on Saturday. However, the addition of strong winds make the day a significant fire danger, so make sure you are careful with your weekend plans.  

Sunday will drop back down to 20-degrees.  

POLICE

Another quiet night for Ballarat police as we roll into the new year. 

However, in a shocking incident police were left stunned after they received  a call about a child locked in a vehicle in a shopping centre car park in Doncaster. 

The 17-month-old boy was left in the vehicle, while the woman he was with, attended the Boxing day sales around 9.30am. 

The woman was located around 11am and is expected to be charged with  leaving a child unattended and as a  learner driver failing to be accompanied by licensed driver.

The boy was treated by ambulance officers and found to be in good health. 

FIRE

It was also a quiet night for our fire crews with only the one call out to a false alarm around 4am. 

However senior station officer Anthony Pearce said it was important residents were getting prepared for Saturday with hot weather and strong winds predicted. 

"Be prepared for the fire weather coming up and if you have had any burn offs, check them and make sure they won't reignite in these conditions," he said. 

AMBULANCE

Nothing to report from overnight. 

TRAINS

V/Line trains are running on time this morning. 

Don't forget the Ballarat line will switch to buses tomorrow as works on the Regional Rail Link get under way. Allow an extra 30 minutes for your trips to and from Melbourne. 

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ON THE AGENDA

Today we are heading to Sovereign Hill to check out their array of holiday activities. 

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