No, Brisbane, you’re not freezing, you’re just cold.
Sure, 9-12 degrees is cold, but the Courier Mail is really overplaying it with:
ICY air from the south has been blamed for plunging southern Queensland into a deep freeze with several centres on track to record their lowest maximum temperatures on record.
Unless water is turning into ice, it’s not freezing, and certainly not a deep freeze. Get a grip people!
It does appear to be a little cooler a little west, with Toowoomba and Warwick dropping down around the 0 mark overnight.
Maybe I’ve just been over here too long, but the 13 degrees in Coolangatta is a spring day, or a summer morning – as I write, it is 13 degrees here. We had negative temperatures here for well over a month, including negatives in the double figures. That is a ‘deep freeze’.
Personally, I’m looking forward to those mild Brisbane winters where it is above 15 and very likely in the low 20s (as our current summer is generally sitting at present).
In fact, here is a nice visual comparison (as at 8:30 am +1CET):
And the average & record highs/ lows: