Ballarat breakfast report: July 8

Can you guess where this photo was taken?
Can you guess where this photo was taken?


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.



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