Record cold snap covers most of Queensland, Australia

(ORDO NEWS) — Most of Queensland was hit by a record weekend cooling, including Brisbane: 15.1 ° C on Saturday, May 23, 2020, noting its coldest daytime temperature in May since 1922.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), frosts are expected this week in southern and central states of the state.

Low maximum temperature records were broken across the state, BOM figures showed. On Saturday, Mackay also recorded his coldest May day in 113 years at 15.6 ° C. Bundaberg was the coldest May day in 129 years at 13.2 ° C.

While Brisbane’s temperature rose sharply to 11 ° C, a maximum of 15 ° C made it the coldest May in 98 years.

Saturday’s air temperature was well below May average along the Queensland coast. Rockhampton and Gladstone peaked at 12 ° C, Townsville at 14 ° C and Toowoomba at 11 ° C.

One of the lowest temperatures recorded in the state was at Charters Towers with 11.5 ° C.

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