Fifteen cold records broken in Queensland

15 July 2019 – The mercury dropped to almost minus 5 C in Queensland (the so-called Sunshine State) on Monday,

according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Brisbane had a relatively warm minimum of 9.8 degrees, which did not break any records, but it felt colder due to the wind-chill. However, plenty of other areas did surpass previous cold weather milestones.

In total, 15 locations in southern and central Queensland recorded their coldest morning of the year on Monday and the chilly spell was expected to hang around for much of the week.

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

7 thoughts on “Fifteen cold records broken in Queensland”

  1. Great Barrier Reef agency breaks with Australia govt in climate warning

    Rooshit for brains.

    It’s really frightening to realise that world scientists as a group have not learnt that the jet stream is no longer behaving as it did when they were little children
    and now that they are no longer little they are still children, unaware of the facts of life such as a meridional flow pattern having developed in the jet streams hence the fairytale land of Oz being burning hot and dry in one area then flooded in another,
    Sad really as the public rely on such people to keep them informed.

  2. inland a bit theyve had a long run of very high temps and little rain, when the temps a still comfy 18 c or so (to anyone elses winter temps of around 12 to 14 midday for eg) they race for the heaters and jumpers
    we sent it up from Vic specially for them;-)))

  3. These are headlines about record temps, which is weather.
    But to have record lows set in places in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at the same time is interesting.

  4. The media only ever report on the record high temps never on the lows. They are as trustworthy as ever.

  5. In the 1960’s to the mid 1970’s I lived in The Gap – a suburb of Brisbane. My parent’s house has an elevation of 32 m and is 22 km from the Ocean.

    Every winter the large slow flowing pools in Enoggera Creek would freeze over with a thin layer of ice – it would melt by 9:00 am.

    It was so cold us kids would get dressed in front of a wood fired range. The water in exposed taps would freeze, hoses would split.

    It is not as cold anywhere in Queensland urban areas as it used to be 40 – 50 years ago – possibly due to urban heat island effects.

    But don’t judge by Queensland – in 2009 when the average early August maximum temperature should be ~23°C it was over 32°C right at solar minimum and just a few months before the UK was totally snow covered in January 2010.

    Weather is weird.

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