Chilly week in Ararat

Sleet and snow fell in Ararat last Thursday in a week of cold and wet winter weather.

Sleet and snow fell in Ararat last Thursday in a week of cold and wet winter weather.

ARARAT and district residents shivered through a chilly week last week with day time temperatures rarely climbing more than a few degrees above minimum night time temperatures.

The lowest temperature recorded in the last 10 days was on July 13 when the gauge dipped below freezing to -0.5 degrees, while the highest temperature during the day was a 'sizzling' 12.5 degrees last Wednesday.

The wind chill factor has also meant that the days have felt much colder and when the sun made an appearance it made little difference to the temperature.

It was only fi ve degrees mid afternoon on Thursday, one of the chilliest days of last week.

It was only fi ve degrees mid afternoon on Thursday, one of the chilliest days of last week.

Thursday felt like the coldest, with the temperature only ranging 4.2 degrees, from 5 during the night to 9.2 during the day and hail, sleet and snow falling across the region.

The weather this week doesn't look to be much warmer, with a frost expected today and then showers forecast later in the week, which will add to this month's total of 55.1 millimetres.

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