ARARAT - Ararat and surrounds appears to have escaped the worst of the high winds that battered the state throughout the week.
The State Emergency Service (SES) responded to several fallen trees across the region as wind speeds exceeded 80km/h.
A total of seven crew responded to fallen limbs and trees near Beaufort, Langi Ghiran and the local abattoir.
An annexe was also blown from the clutches of its owner at Green Hill Lake.
At Mount William in the Grampians the highest recorded wind gust on Monday night was 119km/h.
Luckily no other damage was reported as the powerful system which also made for a wet start to the month swept the region.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Ararat recorded 13.1 millimetres of rain to 9am Monday.
After a slight reprieve Tuesday the unsettled weather returned Wednesday with 9.6 millimetres of rain falling in town.
Ararat received 41.8 millimetres for the month of September, falling short of the long term average of 60.7 millimetres.