Today is a day of relief and milder weather before launching back in to heat for the rest of the week.
It is forecast to reach a top 26 becoming sunny after a partly cloudy morning.
Ballarat had a cooler evening than previous last night, dropping to 14.8 degrees around 5am and staying consistent for the next couple of hours.
The week ahead won't be as comfortable as today, with Thursday and Friday both expected to reach 36 before a scorcher weekend of 39 and 40.
A church in Delacombe had an office window smashed and was robbed of a television, entertainment games and forced open a safe which contained a small amount of money from the church collections at the weekend.
Detectives from the Ballarat burglary team are appealing for information about the burglary.
With many schools returning today, police are reminding motorists to slow down around school zones, to protect our most vulnerable road users.
State Highway Patrol Inspector Simon Humphrey said police were running a number of operations in school zones across the state and would be cracking down on those caught doing the wrong thing.
“The 40km/h speed signs are not advisory, they are mandatory,” he said.
Ballarat City Fire was called to five jobs over night, but all were false alarms.
There were no trauma cases Ambulance Victoria was called to overnight, but they still had a normal run of medical cases throughout the region.
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