South-east Queensland will wake up to chilly temperatures later this week as a cold front pushes north which is expected to bring snow to the Granite Belt, according to the Weather Bureau.
Maximum daytime temperatures of 22 to 23 degrees are expected for the start of the week, with an 80 per cent chance of showers on Wednesday followed by a cold blast.
Day temperatures in the south-east will reach a max of 17-19 degrees on Thursday and Friday as winds pick up.
Meteorologist Matt Marshall said the cold snap would follow a cold front moving north-east from South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
"The cold front coming from the south will bring some winds and cooler temperatures. Queensland will feel a sharp wind change off the back of the cold front as it moves past, which brings those cooler temperatures," Mr Marshall said.
He said the bayside would not notice a drastic temperature shift, but areas further inland would feel the change most, with overnight temperatures of three degrees expected through the end of the week.
"In Queensland we'll be waking up to the cold on Thursday, with dry and windy conditions," Mr Marshall said.
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It is also predicted the Granite Belt may see snow this week.
The conditions are consistent with annual winter temperatures following the cold front from southern Australia.
The bureau expects the strong cold front across south-east Australia will bring strong and gusty westerly winds to South Australia.
Widespread showers, small hail and isolated thunderstorms will hit Victoria and New South Wales as it moves east on Tuesday.
Queensland will feel the change when the weather system pushes north.