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Brisbane's coldest morning in almost two decades

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Ron Goodman

Brisbane has rugged up through its coldest morning in almost 20 years.

Brisbane has rugged up through its coldest morning in almost 20 years. Photo: Greg Totman

Brisbane has shivered through its coldest morning in almost 20 years, with many areas surrounding the capital enduring sub-zero temperatures.

Meteorologist Rob Sharpe from Weatherzone said the temperature in Brisbane city plummeted to 2.6 degrees this morning, the coldest in at least 18 years.

"Frost covered the ground in Ipswich as nearby Amberley Airport dropped to a minimum of -2.5 degrees," Mr Sharpe said.

"Coolangatta Airport had a light frost spread across the grass for the second morning in a row as the mercury fell to one degree again. This was its coldest pair of mornings in 28 years."

Kingaroy put on a great morning to stay inside by the fire with the mercury falling to -5.6 degrees, the coldest in 12 years.

Parts of the state that are usually synomymous with warm thoughts also felt the chill, with Emerald falling to a chilly 0.5 degrees and Longreach -0.7 degrees, its coldest in 16 years.

Mr Sharp said the cold snap had more in store, with another very cold morning expected tomorrow.

"This is turning out to be one of the coldest run of mornings for Queensland on record with many places running four or five degrees below average," he said.

4 comments

  • The Courier Mail has the headline, "Brisbane has hit its coldest temperatures in 103 years". The Brisbane Times says it is the coldest in nearly two decades. How can a reading of 2.6 degrees have two very different stories? A single very cold morning or a few very cold mornings just reflects the very short term...weather observations.

    Commenter
    Barry of Nambucca
    Date and time
    July 12, 2014, 1:01PM
    • You watch the climate warming deniers come out and say see the earth is not warming. I hope they don't travel too much as they might drop off the edge of the earth.

      Commenter
      Pollyho
      Date and time
      July 12, 2014, 1:17PM
      • Yep , I agree , they never let the facts get in the way of their ranting and raving , its the future and our children's future that concerns me especially with Liberal Head in the Sand Governments

        Commenter
        John
        Location
        Wynnum
        Date and time
        July 12, 2014, 2:32PM
      • Yes, this is a weather event, just as heat waves are. Keep on cherry picking the data that suits your argument, while ignoring the rest. Be careful of the fairies at the bottom of the garden, though, or they might lead you off the edge of the earth, where they can fly and you cannot.

        Commenter
        The Genuine Article
        Date and time
        July 12, 2014, 2:41PM
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