Frosty start in southern Queensland

Ben Domensino, 31 May 2019

Parts of Queensland registered their lowest May temperature in more than 40 years on the final morning of autumn.

Cool air lingering behind a cold front combined with clear skies and light wind on Thursday night, allowing the mercury to plummet.

Stanthorpe's low of -6.1 degrees on Friday morning was their lowest May temperature in records dating back to 1967.

Oakey dropped to -4.4 degrees early on Friday, making it their coldest May morning in records going back to 1973.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland's lowest May temperature on record was -6.8 degrees, which occurred at Stanthorpe in 2006.