CHILLY START: Temperatures got cold, even if not officially confirmed.
CHILLY START: Temperatures got cold, even if not officially confirmed. Contributed

Equal lowest temp but no record

A PHOTO taken at dawn at the Big Thermometer at Quart Pot Creek showed a temperature of -2.6 degrees this morning but that could not be confirmed by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Temperatures are recorded manually in Stanthorpe and Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster, Adam Blazak said that a minus reading had not been officially obtained.

Applethorpe has automated readings that revealed a temperature of -1.5 degrees, but that lagged behind the -2.6 degrees recorded at Wellcamp Airport in Toowoomba.

Mr Blazak said that, in a reversal of the usual readings, that Brisbane, at 7.7 degrees was also colder than Ipswich at 8.2 degrees. He said this could be attributed to wind, as the movement of air had the effect of keeping the ground warmer.

Coolangatta Airport at 3.6 degrees also got a chilly start to the day as did Bundaberg, which at 5.5 degrees recorded its coldest may temperature since 1968.

And more cool air is on the way as a lack of humidity brings colder temperatures.

"Thursday and Friday temperatures will fall away and drop even more on the weekend,” he said.

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