Overnight a slow moving trough allowed a thick blanket of cloud to form over large parts of Queensland and New South Wales. This cloud trapped in most of the days heat and caused minimums to be as much as 14 degrees above the monthly average.
On Queensland's Capricornia coast, Gladstone only dropped to 20 degrees which was eight above the average and the warmest July night in 17 years. It stayed as much as 11 above average in the district for places such as Baralba, which had their highest overnight July temperature in 42 years.
Further south in the state's capital, Brisbane dipped to just 19 degrees. This is 10 above average and was the warmest July night since 1995. Redlands had their warmest night since April and the they haven't had a warmer July night in over 30 years.
The warm overnight temperatures were not just confined to the coast. In the Darling Downs, Stanthorpe dropped to just 15 degrees which is a whopping 14 above their July average, the highest in 48 years.
Across the border in New South Wales is was also a relatively warm night, especially for those in the north. Overnight minimums were up to 13 above the average in the northern districts. Glen Innes in the state's Northern Tablelands had a low of 12 degrees, which was 12 above average.
Sydney only dropped to 15 degrees overnight, which is five above average. This is in stark contrast to those in the western suburbs where it dropped to 8 degrees.
Tonight will be a mild one although the cloud cover won't be as extensive, allowing it to cool closer to average.
© Weatherzone 2012
12:01 EST Damaging westerly winds and showers have battered southern and western parts of TAS this weekend as a series of cold fronts crossed the state.