Skating at the Winter Festival in Brisbane.
Skating at the Winter Festival in Brisbane.

Queensland winter weather: BoM to release long range forecast

THE weather bureau has predicted a cooler start to winter for Queensland with colder-than-average nights likely for the next three months.

Central Queensland residents are likely to feel the brunt of the cold weather with overnight minimum temperatures expected to drop below their 10C average between May and July.

The Bureau of Meteorology's climate outlook, to be released on Thursday, said the rest of the country would be in for a warmer winter.

"Night-time temperatures are likely to be warmer than average for southern parts of Australia while most of Queensland is likely to have cooler than average nights," it read.

Rainfall is likely to remain average across the state after Queensland had the wettest March since 2012 last month.

Winter morning run along the Lower Esplanade at Manly on Brisbane’s bayside. Picture: Mark Cranitch
Winter morning run along the Lower Esplanade at Manly on Brisbane’s bayside. Picture: Mark Cranitch

The end of the school holidays will come with a mostly sunny weekend across the southeast with warm temperatures up around 30C.

The Gold Coast might see a shower or two on Saturday but the weather bureau has predicted perfect conditions for the closing ceremony on Sunday.


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