Overnight temp record tumbles in Qld town

Darren Cartwright

Southeast Queensland is experiencing an autumn mini-heatwave of sorts with one rural town having its warmest June night on record, although it's all about to end.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Rosa Hoff said all of Queensland experienced above-average overnight temperatures and at least one record has provisionally been claimed.

Ms Hoff said the overnight low temperatures had been "creeping up" for a few days and appeared to have peaked on Saturday night.

The change in temperatures would have been exceedingly obvious to the folks of Oakey, about 150km west of Brisbane, and residents of Kingaroy, some 150km northwest of the CBD.

"We saw a number of locations between three and 10 degrees above their June average with some places like Dalby and Kingaroy more than 10 degrees above their June average," Ms Hoff said

"Oakey with 17.4 degrees (overnight) appeared to have recorded its warmest June temperature to date.

"In terms of how significant this is, Brisbane Airport recorded its warmest night since 1958 and it appears to have hit 18.7."

She said overnight temperatures would return to within the normal June range when a "ball of colder air pushing up from the southern states" comes through in the next day or two.