Ballarat drops below zero

Ballarat is set to feel high wind chill for the remainder of the weekend with temperatures dropping to zero overnight on Saturday.

Temperatures dropped to minus 2 degrees on Saturday morning – the coldest since the mercury fell to minus 4 degrees on July 1 – and reached a top of just 9 degrees during the day. 

Sunday is forecast to reach a maximum temperatures of just 8 degrees. 

A change is expected on Sunday night with the chance of a shower bringing in a change of conditions for the new week, Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Rod Dickson said. 

“It’ll feel quite cool with northerly winds expected to become fresh and gusty tomorrow so that’ll keep the wind chill up tomorrow.

“There’s a slight chance of a shower Sunday night, then we’ll see some showers on Monday.”

A couple of showers are forecast for Monday with a rainfall total between 1 and 4mm and temperatures between 3 and 11 degrees. 

The week ahead is set to be less frosty with cloud cover and showers on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Overnight, temperatures are forecast to drop only as low as 3 to 4 degrees, Mr Dickson said.