IT was a gloomy start to the morning for Ballarat residents.
For the first time this year the city was blanketed by fog, which cast an eerie haze over the morning drive to work.
Drivers are reminded to be careful on the roads with visibility expected to be poor as these types of mornings become more common.
The colder weather is expected to clear today and get gradually warmer into next week.
The peak of the warmer weather will occur on Tuesday when we will reach temperatures close to 30 degrees.