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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Brisbane Has Just Shivered Through Its Coldest Morning of 2021 So Far

And its coldest morning since September 2020, too.
By Sarah Ward
April 12, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
April 12, 2021
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Feeling a little chilly, Brisbanites? There's a reason for that. We're only halfway through autumn, but a significant drop in temperature has been making the city shiver today, Monday, April 12 — with this morning marking not only Brissie's coldest of 2021 so far, but also its frostiest since September 2020.

At 6am this morning, the mercury sat at 13.4 degrees. The minimum temps so far in April have hovered between 17.7–20.9 degrees, so it's quite a bit colder than usual. And, the Bureau of Meteorology reports that the apparent temperature was 11.8 degrees, so it felt even chillier still.

While the mercury will hit the 24-degree maximum mark today — and continue to sit between 14–29 degrees right through until Sunday, April 18 — expect that frostier sensation to remain early in the week. BOM advises that the apparent temperatures will be lower than the official digits for a few days, as a result of dry and windy conditions in southeast Queensland. Today, Monday, April 12, isn't expected to feel above 20 degrees, in fact.

To put the colder temperatures in context, Brisbane's mean April minimum is 17.4 degrees. Typically, the mercury doesn't start dropping much further until May, which sports a 13.8-degree average minimum temperature.

Obviously, we're at the point of the year when saying "winter is coming" is warranted, but the first arrival of cooler weather after a Brissie summer is always a shock to the system. Rest assured that it has been genuinely colder than normal to start today, though.

For more information about Brisbane's weather forecasts and recent temperatures, head to the Bureau of Meteorology's website.

Published on April 12, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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