Ballarat breakfast report: January 15

WEATHER

Well, what a tough night to sleep that was.

In a steamy night in Ballarat, the temperature dropped to its lowest point of 23 degrees at 5.30am, with a relative humidity reading of 52 per cent.

However, the mercury has already started to climb again, with the temperature to again soar into the high 30s this afternoon.

It is expected to remain more cloudy today than previous days, with even lighter winds resulting in more of a humid day.

There is an 80 per cent chance of rain, according to Weatherzone, with increasing winds to bring a chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

POLICE

A quiet night for Ballarat police, with no major incidents reported.

However, police from Ballarat North attended the scene of a collision between a bus and a cyclist at the roundabout at Doveton Street and Swinglers Road.

The incident occurred about 7am and was cleared soon after.

Police also expect the trio involved in yesterday's raid in Canadian to face Ballarat Magistrates Court this morning.

Up to 37 charges are expected to be laid following the search warrant, including a variety of theft charges and firearm offences.

FIRE

A welcomed quiet night for our city's firefighters, who have had a rather hectic week so far.

However, there was a moment of alarm at Dereel yesterday when a fire threatened to break out.

The fire burnt about 100 square metres but was quickly contained.

The CFA is also reminding people to be aware of smoke in the Trawalla area that might still be lingering after Monday's fire.

The fire burnt 180 hectares, but never threatened and homes or property.

AMBULANCE

Paramedics this morning transported a male in his 60s to the Ballarat Base Hospital after he was knocked off his bike in Invermay park.

The man, who was riding a motorised bicycle, was hit at the corner of Swinglers Road and Doveton Street North.

He was taken to hospital with cuts and abrasions to his his face, in a stable condition.

SES

Just a couple of minor call outs for our SES volunteers overnight, after some strong gusts hit the city at dusk.

Crews were first called to Nerrina at 8.30pm after wind blew tiles off a house, before getting another call to Mt Helen at 9pm, where a number of trees had fallen across the road.

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ON THE AGENDA

The trio arrested as part of yesterday's police raid in Canadian are expected to face court this morning.

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