Air quality in Ballarat may decrease again this weekend, with the Environment Protection Authority forecasting that the air quality may be 'very poor' this weekend.
There has been relief in some parts of Victoria with rain in the past 24 hours, but the east of the state - where destructive fires are continuing to burn - has received little rainfall.
While the air quality was rated 'good' at 6am Friday morning and is expected to remain at a good to moderate level for the remainder of the day, meteorologist Dean Stewart from the Bureau of Meteorology said that in coming days the air flow would push smoke from the fires in the east of the state towards central Victoria, as far as Ballarat.
It will also warm up again this weekend, with the temperature expected to reach 27 degrees both Saturday and Sunday.
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However, it is not known if the smoke haze will be as dire as earlier this week, when Ballarat was blanketed in smoke that could be seen, smelled and tasted.
While there will be light rainfall on Sunday, Mr Stewart said it was expected to rain across much of the state on Monday which may serve to ease conditions.
It is forecast to rain between 5 and 20mm in Ballarat.
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