A SUNNY 34 degrees is forecast for the Ballarat region today, peaking mid afternoon.
Similar to Wednesday night, last night stayed warm until morning. It did not drop below 18 degrees until after 2am, slowly dropping to 14.4 at 7am.
Ballarat is looking to have a hot weekend, with tomorrow looking to be 37 before a 40 degree day on Sunday. This comes before a more pleasant summer week, with Monday 34, Tuesday 21, Wednesday 28 and Thursday 33.
See below for a live map of temperatures heating up across the state today.
Police are reminding residents of the importance of wearing a helmet while riding bicycles and motorcycles.
A man was photographed riding on the back of an electronic scooter without a helmet only three days after a motorcycle accident in the region where the rider received head injuries and internal injuries. Read what Ballarat Highway Patrol acting senior sergeant Stuart Gale had to say here.
Ballarat City Fire was called out to H & H Webb in Wiltshire Lane with their fire alarm activated over night, but it was a false alarm.
Today is rated as a high fire danger day. For fire warnings and advice, visit the CFA website.
A man in his 40s had been taken to Ballarat Base Hospital was flown to the Alfred Hospital over night from a car accident in the afternoon.
Ambulance Victoria spokesperson John Mullen said his car hit a tree and the tree fell on the car at about 2pm yesterday on Learmonth Road in Wendouree.
"He sustained leg injuries as well as internal injuries," he said.
"When he was transported to Melbourne via Air Ambulance, he was in a serious but stable condition."