Brisbane sees coldest May day in nearly a century as record cold snap hits much of Queensland, Australia


Much of Queensland was hit by a record-breaking cold snap over the weekend, including Brisbane– the city reached a maximum of 15.1 °C (59.2 °F) on Saturday, May 23, 2020, marking its coldest daytime May temperature since 1922. Frost patches are forecast in the state's south and central areas this week, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).

Heaps of low maximum temperature records were smashed across the state, BOM figures showed. On Saturday, Mackay also recorded its coldest May day in 113 years with 15.6 °C (60 °F). Bundaberg had its coldest May day in 129 years with 13.2 °C (55.8 °F). 

While Brisbane's temperature pummeled to 11 °C (51.8 °F), the maximum of 15 °C (59.2 °F) made it the coldest May in 98 years. 

Temperatures were well below the May average along the Queensland coast on Saturday. Rockhampton and Gladstone hit a top of 12 °C (53.6 °F), Townsville 14 °C (57.2 °F), and Toowoomba 11 °C (51.8 °F).

One of the lowest maximum temperatures recorded in the state was in Charters Towers with 11.5 °C (52.7 °F).

The cool weather was also accompanied by some rainfalls between 20 and 50 mm (0.8 and 2 inches) through central Queensland and the tropical interior.

According to Kimba Wong from the BOM, the weekend chill was caused by a thick cloud band over eastern parts of Queensland, combined with a cold air mass moving in from the south.

Temperatures lower than average will continue to for a few days, although it will be a "tough warmer" than on the weekend, she added. "The cloud band has moved off, but we still have the cold air mass over us which is why it’s still reasonably fresh."

Frost patches in the south and central Queensland are expected this week, particularly on the Granite Belt, Darling Downs, and Burnett.

Featured image credit: Kimba Wong


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  1. I AM ONCE AGAIN VICTORIOUS OVER MAINSTREAM SCIENTISTS AND I WILL ALWAYS BE VICTORIOUS…………….I have stated in a previous post that current solar minimum is the cause for the fluctuations in global temperatures. I added that during deep solar minimum, especially when the Sun is high in the galaxy or near its highest point, Cosmic-solar radiations cause fluctuations in global temperatures. Now, the Sun is very near to its highest position in the galaxy, and this is the reason for the fluctuations in global temperatures. In other words, it is the reason for the record breaking temperatures in winter and summer for the last 16-20 years. The record-breaking cold snap that hit Australia on the weekend is another devastating proof of my physics theory over the theory of the mainstream. However, I will always be victorious over mainstream scientists because I fully understand the physical reality of the Universe and the force that rules it. Moreover, reproducing the primary energy source of the Sun can only be achieved based on SHRAIR SOLAR MODEL.

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