© Provided by ABC NEWSMohammad and Marcia Javadi from the Gold Coast embraced the chilly weather and took their baby daughter Ava to Brisbane for the first time . (ABC News: Rachel Riga)
Brisbane CBD's main shopping precinct, the Queen Street Mall, was a sea of scarves and beanies on Saturday, as the city shivered through its coldest May day in almost a century.
While Brisbane dipped to an unremarkable 11 degrees Celsius, the maximum temperature of just 15 C made it the coldest May day since 1922.
The weather bureau said the icy conditions resulted from a cold blast of air blowing in from the southern states, combined with cloudy skies keeping sunshine out.
Temperatures right along the Queensland coast were well below the May average yesterday.
Rockhampton and Gladstone only reached a top of 12 degrees, Townsville 14 and Toowoomba 11.
There were also rainfalls of between 20 and 50 millimetres through central Queensland and the tropical interior.
Brittany Muntelwit, who lives near Capella, in the central highlands, took a stunning photo from her veranda after the skies cleared.
She said the thermometer in her car read 10 degrees.
"But it feels so much colder," she said.
Blackall and Windorah had their coldest May days on record on Friday.
Marilyn Simpson, who owns the pub at Windorah, said she and her family felt the chill, including their pets.
"Not normally until July, August do you need this many woollies," she said.
"The dogs had to come in and so did the bird. Everyone else was using their heaters."
The weather bureau expects the cloud and showers to clear off the coast today, so it will not be quite as cold.
Morning frosts are still expected on the Granite Belt, Darling Downs and Burnett.