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Brett Dutschke, 12 Aug 2008, 5:13 AM UTC

Even Queensland can't escape from the cold

Even Queensland can't escape from the cold
It's a case of icy-cold one day, icy-cold the next in Queensland as Coolangatta breaks an August record for the fourth time in five days, according to weatherzone.com.au. The temperature in Coolangatta plummeted to just one degree early this morning, 10 below the August average. This is the fifth day running that the temperature has dropped lower than 3.6 degrees, the previous record August low in more than 20 years of records. Also this morning Brisbane recorded its lowest August temperature in more than eight years, 4.1 degrees, beating yesterday's record by about half of a degree. Overnight temperatures have been as much as 10 below average for much of southern and central Queensland. At Hervey Bay it chilled below one degree for the first time in August in more than nine years. Inland, Charleville and Roma both dipped below minus three, their coldest winter morning in four years.