THE Coffs Coast is getting an early taste of summer.
Yesterday's blue skies saw the mercury reach 26.8 degrees, well above the September median of 21.9.
Saturday will be even steamier, with predictions of a maximum of 29 degrees, dropping to 28 on Sunday.
Roger Brown from the Coffs Harbour Meteorological Office said the spike in temperature was being caused by a high pressure system over New South Wales and Southern Queensland, but it won't last.
"Sunday might be the end of it, with Monday expected to be cooler and cloudy and a late shower on Tuesday," said Mr Brown.
Locals and tourists alike were making the most of the perfect weather yesterday. Mark Fraser and his daughter Beth, 4, spent the day walking along Jetty Beach and over Muttonbird Island. "We thought we'd make a day of it, it's been beautiful," Mr Fraser said.