THE Redlands and Logan set new records on an unusually cold May weekend but temperatures should return to the monthly average by midway through the week, according to the Weather Bureau.
Meteorologist Rosa Hoff said preliminary data showed the Redlands had broken a 52 year old record for lowest maximum May temperature on Saturday, with the city reaching a top of just 14.4 degrees.
It was a similar case in Logan where temperatures topped out at 15.4 degrees to break the lowest maximum temperature record set in 2013, according to preliminary data.
"We had those cold daytime temperatures because we had a lot of cloud and a lot of rain," Ms Hoff said.
"The rain cooled us down and the clouds kept the sun out."
Ms Hoff said another cold night was on the cards for Logan this week, with temperatures tipped to drop as low as eight degrees on Tuesday.
"With the rain pushing offshore, we are up to sunny conditions so our days are warming back up to what we would usually expect for late May," she said.
"However, we have some cold air that was tucked in behind that big cloud band that moved from west to east and brought some cold air up from the southern states.
"That is still hanging around and so we will be feeling that in the nights. When the sun goes down it is not there to offset it anymore
"We will be returning back to our normal nights from Wednesday to Thursday and by the end of the week."
Temperatures in Beaudesert dropped into single figures on Saturday and Sunday and it is set to be a similar story on Tuesday, where six degrees is the forecast minimum.
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