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Wind and rain batters Ballarat

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Wild weather hit Ballarat over the weekend.

Temperatures over the two days didn't get above 15C, with Saturday (April 14) reaching a top of 12C at 1.30pm, making it our coldest day so far this year.

The region was also lashed by strong winds with 74km/h gusts recorded at Ballarat airport at around 2.00pm on Saturday.

Power was also cut to homes with St Arnaud one of the hardest hit regions.

The SES says they received around 60 calls for help from Ballarat and the surrounding areas in the last 48 hours, mainly reporting trees down and building damage.

More than 18mm of rain fell across Saturday and Sunday.