Winter has well and truly blown in.

But while chilly temperatures have set upon the region and locals are scraping ice off their windscreens in the morning, the typical downpours have stayed away, with rainfall well below average.

Kyneton had only recorded seven millimetres of rain before the weekend – a long way short of the June average of 84.4 millimetres.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, unusually low rainfall was the case all across the region – Gisborne only recorded 12.2 millimetres of rain, meaning flooding would be needed this week to reach the monthly average of 75.1 millimetres.

Snow is yet to be sighted locally, but there’s still at least two months ahead of rugging up and lighting the fire to escape the chill.