Southern and eastern parts of Queensland had one of their coldest nights of the year with many places dropping near or below freezing.
Kingaroy had its coldest night of the year, dropping below freezing for only the second time. This morning it fell to -1.4 degrees, 7 below average.
Warwick and Oakey have both had relatively warm nights recently for this time of year, however last night both towns dropped below freezing. In June both towns have averaged two degrees above the average June morning temperature.
In the southeast, Brisbane had a near average morning temperature of nine degrees, while Amberley fell to one degree.
The cold morning was due to a high pressure system that is producing clear skies over most of Queensland. The clear skies combined with a lingering cold airmass to produce the cold night.
Tonight is likely to be just as cold as last night for most of the state, maybe colder. However, night-time temperatures should be a bit warmer from Tuesday night onwards as the airmass warms.
Sunny skies and cool nights should dominate the next week of weather for Queensland as the high sits over the state.
© Weatherzone 2012
17:25 EST With lots of talk about the cracker start to the grain growing season, there are plenty of farmers who've missed out on that precious rain.