Our notoriously cold woke to an unsually mild morning with no moisture in the air at seven degrees just after 7am.
However, the occasional wind gust served as a reminder of the July bone-chill.
Partly cloudy and a top of 11 degrees today followed by a shower or two tonight.
The Bureau of Meteorolgy has issued a severe weather warning for parts of the Wimmera, North Central, South West, Central and over Alpine parts of the Northeast and West and South Gippsland forecast districts.
A strengthening northerly flow ahead of an approaching cold front which will cross the state overnight and Wednesday morning.
Northerly winds increasing to 40 to 60 km/h late Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night with damaging peak gusts around 90 to 100 km/h are forecast are predicted.
Police are investigating a Delacombe business break-in over night after being notified by a passer-by just after 7am. More details will become available shortly.
Police are still hunting a notorious sex offender who fled an Ararat correctional facility at the weekend. Details.
Firies had a quiet night and didn't attend any callouts.
Local paramedics had nothing of interest to report.
Due to Regional Rail Link works, coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Ballarat/Wendouree from Saturday 28 June until Tuesday 15 July.
Note: Coaches to Melbourne during morning peak will depart earlier than normal train times.
Trains will continue to operate between Ballarat and Ararat / Maryborough.