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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)
30.1 29.6 28.6 26.7 24.2 21.9 21.3 22.6 25.3 27.6 29.2 30.2 26.4
Mean Min (°C)
23.6 23.4 22.3 20.2 17.1 14.1 13.0 14.0 16.7 19.7 21.8 23.0 19.0
Mean Rain (mm)
277.9 327.5 279.7 147.9 106.5 61.1 39.6 30.9 19.6 35.1 92.8 185.8 1604.8
Median Rain (mm)
223.6 262.3 217.6 126.6 93.4 42.5 26.9 14.3 12.3 27.0 70.0 132.7 1482.2
Mean Rain Days
15.3 16.9 16.9 15.7 13.7 10.3 10.0 8.4 5.9 6.6 8.9 11.8 138.2

Mackay Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
37.2 38.7 34.7 33.8 29.2 30.5 29.7 30.0 32.9 35.4 36.3 39.4 39.4
Low Max (°C)
24.1 24.2 22.8 19.5 16.0 11.8 13.0 13.0 17.6 21.8 23.0 23.8 11.8
High Min (°C)
28.0 28.2 27.4 26.0 23.7 22.0 20.8 20.9 23.7 25.0 26.4 27.5 28.2
Low Min (°C)
18.4 17.8 13.1 12.0 7.1 4.6 3.8 5.0 7.9 11.0 14.9 15.3 3.8
High Rain (mm)
286.0 356.0 388.6 125.4 178.4 109.5 169.8 98.6 124.0 102.6 326.0 314.0 388.6

Mackay Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
32.8 32.7 30.5 28.2 25.5 23.4 22.5 25.3 27.9 30.3 31.4 33.8 27.4
Low Mn. Max (°C)
28.1 27.6 27.1 25.2 22.7 19.8 19.9 21.0 23.1 25.2 26.5 28.3 25.7
High Mn. Min (°C)
24.8 24.4 23.4 21.8 19.5 16.5 16.6 16.1 19.8 21.5 23.0 25.0 20.2
Low Mn. Min (°C)
21.6 21.9 20.4 18.2 14.4 10.3 9.6 11.3 13.7 17.0 20.5 21.5 17.6
High Rain (mm)
1034.0 1071.4 949.2 521.4 545.6 392.1 269.2 207.8 239.0 152.4 591.0 1158.6 2944.0
Low Rain (mm)
15.4 29.2 36.4 9.2 15.8 2.4 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 794.6

Mackay Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

MACKAY M.O

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
0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.7
≥ 30.0°C
16.1 11.5 5.2 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 3.7 9.9 16.4 63.7
≤ 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
32.1 31.3 30.1 28.4 26.0 23.8 23.3 25.0 27.6 29.6 31.1 32.2 30.3
Low Max
28.2 27.8 27.0 25.0 22.5 20.0 19.4 20.4 23.1 25.5 27.4 28.1 21.8
High Min
25.5 25.1 24.2 22.4 20.1 17.8 16.7 17.5 20.0 22.3 23.8 25.0 23.7
Low Min
21.6 21.7 20.4 18.1 13.5 9.9 8.8 10.3 13.3 16.8 19.5 20.9 13.5

Mackay Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
55 55 54 55 55 55 55 55 55 56 56 56 55.1
Earliest Entry
1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Maxima
55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 56 56 56 55.2
Earliest Entry
1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Years of Rainfall
55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 55 56 56 55.1
Earliest Entry
1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1959 1959 1959
Latest Entry
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014

Station Details

MACKAY M.O
Central Coast, Queensland
21.1172°S 149.2169°E 30m AMSL
Commenced 1959
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