One year on from Ballarat’s winter wonderland

It’s hard to believe it’s been exactly a year since Ballarat was blanketed by snow.

While we are yet to plunge into the icy depths this year, it was a different story 12 months ago.

On July 13, 2016 the mercury reached a maximum of 7.0 degrees for the day.

And believe us, that was only for a couple of minutes at most.

For the majority of the day, we shivered through temperatures of about four degrees as snow covered the city.

You can read our coverage of the day below and reminisce with the stunning photos in our gallery above.

Will we get snow again this year? Only time will tell…

COVERAGE FROM THE DAY

The snow threatened in Ballarat on Tuesday afternoon and overnight, it delivered.

The city has woken up to find itself covered in snow after a night in which the temperature never actually dropped below zero degrees.

The coldest it fell was 0.4 degrees at 4am, however the ‘feels like’ (or applied) temperature was as low as -8.2 at 4.30am.

Thick coverings of snow have been recorded throughout the city, although early indications are that Mt Helen and Buniynong might have received the biggest downpour.

CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING DRONE FOOTAGE OF KRYAL CASTLE

According to the Buereau of Meterology, it hasn’t felt warmer than -4 degrees in Ballarat since 5pm yesterday.

Despite the arctic conditions, many readers braved the conditions to send us photos overnight and this morning.

THIS VIDEO WAS SENT IN BY ALFREDTON RESIDENT LUKE ELLIS AT 4.30AM

Check them out above and send any photos you have to our Facebook page.

The heavy fall follows a day in which snow threatened, but never really fell.