SES responds to 13 calls after storm strikes Ballarat

SES were called out to 13 incidents around Ballarat, Ararat and Hepburn regions
SES were called out to 13 incidents around Ballarat, Ararat and Hepburn regions

THE SES has responded to 13 call outs overnight as a windy and wet cold front swept through Ballarat.

Ballarat received 6.2mm in just 90 minutes from 7.30pm on Thursday as temperatures plummeted to feel like -1.8 degrees, despite the mercury actually remaining above four degrees.

There were 11 call outs for fallen trees and two for damage to buildings across Ballarat, Ararat and Hepburn regions.

While most were cleared overnight, the SES was still responding this morning to building damage at Korweinguboora and a fallen tree at Mount Egerton 

The SES said this morning the whole state had been inundated with the quick moving cold front overnight.

And the cold weather is expected to continue over the weekend, with the temperature not expected to reach double figures until Monday.

A damaging wind warning remains in place for most of Victoria with winds averaging 60-70km/h and gusts up to 100km/h.

Saturday and Sunday are both expected to see maximum temperature of just eight degrees with up to 15mm of rain predicted.

Snow is also expected to fall in areas above 700 metres.