Sydney just slept through the warmest September night in three years.
Warm northwesterly winds kept the mercury above 18 degrees all night in the city. It was the warmest night since April and the warmest for September since 2009.
In the city's southwest, Sydney Airport and Canterbury both recorded their highest September minimums in six years, dipping to 19 and 18 degrees respectively overnight.
As blankets were kicked to the ground, rattling windows helped make it a restless night for many.
Winds became strong last night, gusting to 57 km/h at the airport and 52 km/h in the city. Camden and Richmond both withstood gusts over 60 km/h at around 1am.
The windy warmth was not confined to the state's capital. Bega registered its warmest September night since 2001 and their strongest winds in at least a decade, gusting to 109km/h. North of Sydney, Cessnock Airport, Tocal, Nobbys Head and Norah Head all saw their warmest September night in six years.
It will be another warm and windy one along the NSW coast tonight, although a front will bring cooler air to the region on Friday morning.
© Weatherzone 2012
19:36 EST Over the past 24 hours, a northwest cloud band has delivered some spectacular rain from the northwest WA to the inland SA and the NT.