Brisbane - Here's What To Expect This Winter
Queensland is set to shiver through a colder than average start to winter this year, according to latest forecasts from the weather bureau.
The Bureau of Meteorology's climate outlook predicts most of Queensland, particularly central parts of the state, will see overnight minimum temperatures in May and July below the average of 10C.
That's compared to southern parts of Australia, which will actually see warmer than usual night time temperatures over the same period.
And after heavier than average rain and cyclones dumping huge amounts of rain on many parts of the Queensland coast to start the year, the start of winter will see rainfall drop back to around average.
The conditions are being driven by an easing of La Nina conditions while El Nino conditions are not forecast to form immediately, meaning the local climate will be neutral, with no strong push towards wetter or drier conditions.