Locals woke up to a frosty reception this morning, as a night that rarely got above 1 degree resulted in widespread snow.
Senior forecaster from the Bureau of Meteorology Stephen King told The Courier that while snow at this time of year for Ballarat was not exactly uncommon, we shouldn’t be expecting any more in the near future.
“There was snow throughout parts of the state last night, but this should be the last lot we see in Ballarat for a while,” Mr King said.
“We are expecting widespread frost throughout the state this coming week.”
Saturday night’s snowfall shouldn’t be surprising, as the city shivered through one of the coldest days in recent memory.
The ‘feels like’ temperature rarely rose above 0 degrees, and at it’s coldest dropped to around -7 degrees at midday.
Gordon and Buningyong locals experienced the biggest downpour, which made for a fun time for children looking to show of the snowman-making prowess.
This week should be a bit warmer, with a high of 19 degrees next Saturday.
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