WHILE much of the eastern half of the country is in the middle of a drought-breaking La Nina event and predictions are for a wet summer, spring throughout Ballarat has bucked the trend.
Yes, it has been slightly wetter than normal, but in comparison to some parts of the country, particularly along the eastern seaboard - which in some parts received an all-time record rainfall - it has paled in comparison.
Throughout spring, Ballarat saw 210mm of rain, which is only just above the long term average of 194.1mm.
In fact, if it wasn't for a 40mm dumping on November 23 - the wettest day recorded this year - Ballarat's spring rainfall would have actually fallen much lower than average.
October proved to be the wettest month with 77.8mm falling in the gauge, 11mm higher than usual, but that pales into insignificance when you look at areas along the New South Wales coast which received almost 250mm for the time period.
And the other stand-out of the season was, despite the lack of major heatwave event, every month saw above average temperatures for both day and night.
Back in September, Ballarat averaged 14.5 degrees, compared to the usual 13.8 degrees, October was just .1 of a degree warmer than normal, coming in at 16.9 degrees, while November we climbed to 22.1 degrees, up from the normal 19.8.
Overnight lows were also on average slightly over a degree warmer, peaking in November at 10 degrees, up on the usual 7.9 degrees
Not surprisingly, it took until almost the start of summer for Ballarat to see its highest temperature of the season, a 32.6 degree maximum on Friday night.
The coldest day was September 25 when the mercury struggled to hit just 7 degrees, one of the coldest spring days ever recorded in Ballarat.
So cold in fact, it was notable for a large snow dumping which engulfed the city for most of the afternoon, without doubt the highlight of the season.
Expectations over the coming months will be for a wetter, but probably warmer than usual summer as humidity levels are expected to rise due to the La Nina event.