If sleeping was troublesome last night it is because Melbourne experienced its hottest December night since 2003.
The mercury dipped to 23.8 degrees Celsius and at 11:30pm it was still a balmy 28C.
It will be slightly cooler tonight, but not by much with the temperature still expected to hover above 20C.
Relief is on the way though with some rain tomorrow and thunderstorms by the weekend.
© ABC 2012
14:47 EDT It has been a dry end to the summer and start of autumn in New South Wales, with many parts of the state still parched, having had little or no rain from January to March.