Brisbane Hits New Daytime Maximum Temperature Low
It’s the coldest daytime maximum temperature I’ve ever known here and I remember reading that the previous lowest maximum daytime temperature in recent years was around 15° C.
So I decided to check the records.
The previous and all time recorded lowest daytime temperature in Brisbane was 11.7°C in 1916. So today is the coldest day for 95 years!
At last I can wear one of those coats I brought over from England.
“Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Chris Joseph said the record low daytime temperature for Brisbane was 11.7 degrees, set in 1916.”
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There has been some debate whether this really has been the coldest day since 1916 in Brisbane.
I got an email from a reader earlier that said “The paper this morning (Courier Mail) confirmed more recent colder dates.”
Yes, I read that. The exact quote simply said “The southeast is freezing this morning following its coldest day in 11 years on Thursday – when the maximum daytime temperature struggled to warm up at 12.5C.”
Technically speaking, the southeast isn’t Brisbane.
I watched Seven News last night and they confirmed that Thursday was, indeed, the coldest maximum daytime temperature since 1916.
I did a little more digging today and found this on weatherzone….
‘Brisbane has just recorded its coldest day in 11 years, only struggling to 12 and a half degrees. It was also the coldest June day since 1916, when a top of 11.3 was recorded.’
So, according to them it was the coldest June day since 1916. 7 News and a BOM senior forecaster on one side, Courier Mail and Weatherzone on the other. So I reckon I got 50-50 chance of being right, so therefore I may be wrong too.
Either way, it was cold!