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Mackay Climate

Mackay Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
30.3 29.8 29.0 27.2 24.8 22.7 22.0 23.1 25.3 27.5 29.1 30.4 26.8
Mean Min (°C)
23.2 22.9 21.9 19.3 15.8 13.3 11.5 12.5 15.4 18.3 20.6 22.4 18.1
Mean Rain (mm)
347.0 326.1 283.9 137.7 91.9 66.3 36.8 26.2 38.9 40.1 69.4 160.8 1616.8
Median Rain (mm)
260.3 247.2 205.8 81.5 74.1 53.3 15.1 12.2 20.8 24.4 39.8 95.1 1504.3
Mean Rain Days
14.1 14.7 15.6 13.0 10.4 7.6 4.9 4.1 4.4 4.5 7.1 9.8 96.8

Mackay Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
37.7 37.4 36.7 34.4 31.6 29.9 28.9 31.1 33.3 35.4 36.4 37.7 37.7
Low Max (°C)
23.3 23.1 22.2 20.2 17.0 13.3 10.0 15.0 18.4 20.6 21.1 22.8 10.0
High Min (°C)
30.0 27.5 27.8 26.1 22.6 21.9 21.2 22.2 24.1 24.4 26.7 27.9 30.0
Low Min (°C)
15.6 17.2 13.3 9.4 5.3 2.8 1.7 2.2 4.2 6.7 8.1 15.6 1.7
High Rain (mm)
627.4 303.5 294.6 179.6 133.4 110.7 135.1 115.3 206.8 128.0 129.5 354.6 627.4

Mackay Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
32.1 32.4 32.0 29.4 27.4 25.2 24.3 25.6 28.0 28.8 31.6 34.1 28.4
Low Mn. Max (°C)
28.2 28.0 27.2 25.4 23.1 21.0 20.2 21.2 23.5 25.9 27.2 28.6 25.9
High Mn. Min (°C)
25.0 24.4 23.5 21.3 19.3 17.3 14.7 15.6 19.0 20.9 22.3 24.0 19.4
Low Mn. Min (°C)
21.0 21.3 18.8 15.1 12.5 9.8 8.5 8.9 12.7 13.0 16.3 20.4 16.2
High Rain (mm)
2161.4 1237.6 800.8 571.6 301.6 262.1 256.2 203.4 231.8 220.5 346.9 909.5 3081.2
Low Rain (mm)
24.1 16.5 22.4 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 811.8

Mackay Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

MACKAY POST OFFICE

Mean daily minimum temp
Mean daily maximum temp
Highest/lowest on record
Highest/lowest on record
Mean monthly rainfall

Mackay Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
≥ 35.0°C
0.6 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.6 1.7
≥ 30.0°C
17.7 13.5 9.0 2.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.7 2.7 8.9 18.4 66.5
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Mackay 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
32.4 31.7 31.1 29.4 26.8 25.0 24.4 25.6 27.4 29.4 31.0 32.2 30.6
Low Max
28.2 27.9 27.2 25.4 22.8 20.6 19.9 20.7 23.1 25.7 27.4 28.4 22.6
High Min
25.0 24.5 23.9 21.9 19.4 17.7 16.1 16.3 18.9 21.7 23.3 24.6 23.3
Low Min
21.1 21.1 20.0 16.3 11.7 8.3 7.1 8.3 12.0 15.3 17.8 20.0 11.9

Mackay Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
59 59 60 60 58 59 60 60 59 60 61 61 59.4
Earliest Entry
1890 1890 1890 1890 1890 1890 1890 1890 1890 1890 1889 1889 1889
Latest Entry
1950 1950 1950 1950 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1950
Years of Maxima
43 43 44 43 41 41 42 42 42 42 43 43 42.1
Earliest Entry
1890 1890 1890 1890 1908 1908 1908 1908 1908 1905 1889 1889 1889
Latest Entry
1950 1950 1950 1950 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1950
Years of Rainfall
64 64 64 64 64 63 64 68 65 65 63 63 64.2
Earliest Entry
1887 1887 1887 1887 1877 1887 1871 1874 1876 1875 1887 1887 1871
Latest Entry
1950 1950 1950 1950 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1950

Station Details

MACKAY POST OFFICE
Central Coast, Queensland
21.1500°S 149.1833°E 11m AMSL
Commenced 1870 / Closed 1987
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Weather News

Fog and low cloud glooming southern Australia

14:41 EST

Large areas of southern Australia can expect a foggy start to the next few mornings, reducing visibility for the first few hours, even in the southeastern capitals.

Dry taste for tropics

11:51 EST

The strongest southeasterly wind surge since last Dry Season has swept out any lingering sticky humidity from the summer over a large swathe of the central and eastern tropics.

BOM predicts a less destructive South Australian coastal storm season this year

18:26 EST

As the mercury plummets across South Australia ahead of winter, coastal properties are preparing for the inevitable storm surges.