Queenslanders could wake up to snow as cold air is blasted towards the state.

There is a chance snow could fall in the Granite Belt on Tuesday near Standthorpe as temperatures are predicted to drop as low as minus 2C.

The Bureau of Meteorology says there is a 20 per cent chance the region could see a flurry of snow, which are falls so light the snow does not accumulate on the ground.

The rare precipitation is most likely to fall in the morning.

Snow was last recorded in Queensland in 2015 and 1984.

Meteorologist Michael Gray said a low pressure system in NSW pushing cold dry air north from southern areas is responsible for the chilly weather.

Queensland’s southeast corner is expected to experience below average temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday.


In Brisbane, low temperatures of about 7C are expected with the mercury dropping to 9C on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.