I think they mean Celsius...
Australia - Global warming my backside with the coldest day in 100 years
WIDESPREAD cloud and persistent rainfall has kept temperatures down right across Queensland.
Longreach, in the Central West, received persistent rain from Tuesday evening, dropping the temperatures by about four degrees. The temperature then barely moved yesterday, reaching a maximum of 11 degrees; 12 degrees below the long-term average and the coldest July day in 44 years of records.Isisford, further south, was even colder, getting to just 10 degrees. This was the town's chilliest day since before records began in 1913, almost a century ago.