Just when you thought we’d finally escaped the clutches of winter, Ballarat’s weather throws you a not-so-friendly reminder not to get too excited.
Despite a pleasant week of spring weather in the city, we are set for a bitterly cold weekend of weather.
A maximum of just nine degrees is forecast for Saturday and Sunday isn’t expected to be much better (11 degrees).
Snow is forecast down to 600m in Victoria and although Ballarat doesn’t quite reach that high, there are some areas around us that do.
Mountains around Ballarat, according to Bonzle.com:
- Mt Buninyong – 754m
- Mt Warrenheip – 746m
- Leonard’s Hill (near Daylesford) – 740m
- Clarkes Hill – 718m
- Mt Misery (near Beaufort) – 686m
- Daylesford – 576m
- Gordon – 564m
- Ballarat – 423m
The cold change is expected to sweep across the city late tonight, with strong winds bring nasty weather with it.
So rug up, grab a coat and maybe say a little prayer this is the last weekend of its kind for at least a few months.