“We should see the main impact on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.”
Mr Kennedy said Queensland cold weather or monthly climate records were not expected to be broken after similar records tumbled towards the end of last month.
“The south-east should get it the worst, as well as the Wide Bay region which should be 4-5 degrees below the June average,” he said. “Further afield, it will still get down to zero degrees or lower around Stanthorpe [in southern Queensland], and we will likely see the return of frost in the Central Highlands and Granite Belt.”
In contrast, it was the sixth-warmest April on record for Queensland and maximum temperatures were warmer than usual across most of the state, except for a small area of the southern inland.