Yes, this is big news.
Today, something really strange happened to me, something that I don’t think has ever happened whilst I have been living here in Queensland.
Today, during the daytime, at around 4:30 PM to be precise, I went outside to be greeted by (as usual) a very sunny and clear blue sky, but something was missing.
Yes, my usual phrase describing the weather as ‘hot, sunny with clear blue skies’ was reduced to just ‘sunny with clear blue skies’. And here’s the real shocker…
I had to put a sweatshirt on.
I knew it was going to be cold today, the weathermen forecast it on Friday.
Indeed today was the coldest Brisbane morning June has seen for 12 years, so the coldest June day I have ever seen here. It wasn’t just cold in Brisbane either, southern Western Australia also had their coldest morning for a couple of years and we haven’t yet reached the middle of winter.
It’s even colder in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales though, here’s the weather report from Thredbo…
Back to Brisbane
It’s not as bad as all that though, it may be icy cold over in Thredbo, but that’s exactly what the skiers want. Here in Brisbane it may get pretty cold in the middle of the night, but during the day we often get temperatures in the low 20s Celsius.
As you will have seen in that first video, those sweat tops do come off quite early in the day. But by 4:30 PM in the evening when I went out, temperature had dropped to around 17° C, that is now cold for me.
Seven years ago back in England, 17°, sunny and clear blue skies would have been a beautiful day. How things change once you have acclimatised.
In just over a couple of weeks I’m due to write my latest Winter in Brisbane vs Summer in London post and the odds are getting shorter and shorter that London could, once again, take the lead in this fascinating battle of the Mercury dial.