After a run of calm and beautiful Autumn days and not a drop of rain in the month of April so far, things are about to go pear shaped for Ballarat weather.
After a high of 27 degrees an Thursday, the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a cool change that will bring a string of showery and cold days with the temperature struggling to even get into double digits on Sunday.
The average maximum temperature this month has so far been a benign 24.8°C, a whopping +6.6°C above the long term average of 18.2°C.
But that will all change tomorrow with a maximum of 15 and a minimum of 8 degrees as the winds shift to the southwest and a cold front sweeps in that may even bring snow to the high country on the weekend. Sunday will top out at only 12 degrees in Ballarat.
The sunshine may return in patches on Monday but the temperature will not climb above 17 degrees after a cold start of only four degrees.
The same pattern looks like it will continue into next week according to the Bureau's predictions, so Thursday's sunshine should be enjoyed while it lasts.