|Source: The Courier-Mail|
A RECORD-breaking cold snap hit northwest Queensland yesterday, as the beef town of Camooweal in the far northwest recorded its lowest daytime temperature in 29 years.
And at Mermaid Beach yesterday Holly Thompson (pictured) braved the chill with the help of a furry parka.
Camooweal had a top of 16C, 3.1C below its previous low of 19.1C set in 1983.
On April 4, the town had a top of 39C and its average daily maximum for April is 33.2C.
Further cold conditions are expected today as the big chill spreads from NSW border regions to the tropics.
Overnight, the mercury plummeted to 1.6 in Oakey, which was officially the coldest spot in the state. Warwick was 2.8.
It dropped into single figures in Brisbane, with the airport recording a low of 9.8C. Amberley was 4.6.