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Mackay Forecast

This morning 24°C
Today 29°C
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Now

26.2°C steady
Updated at 00:50 EST

Central Coast for Monday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Very destructive wind gusts exceeding 170 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Tuesday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Very destructive wind gusts exceeding 170 km/h expected due to Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Currently at Mackay

24-hour graph
Temperature 26.2°C steady
Dew Point 26.2°C rising
Feels Like 29.1°C
Relative Humidity 100%
Wind icon
SE 37km/h falling
Wind Gusts 48km/h
Pressure 998.7hPa rising
Fire Danger 2.3
Rain since 9am/last hr 69.2mm / -

Sun on Tue

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Sunrise sunrise
06:09 EST
Sunset sunset
18:07 EST

Nearby Now

Mackay Ap 25.8°C
Hamilton Island Ap 25.4°C
Proserpine Ap 24.7°C

Next 12 hours in Mackay

48-hour forecast

3am

Chance shower or storm. Very windy
25°C

6am

Heavy rain. Very windy
24°C

9am

Heavy rain. Very windy
27°C

12pm

Heavy rain. Very windy
29°C

Central Coast Weather Warnings

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Qld - Tue 00:03 EST
Tropical Cyclone Warning Lucinda to St Lawrence incl Townsville, Mackay and Whitsunday Is extending inland to Charters Towers & Moranbah

Qld - Mon 22:00 EST
Coastal Strong Wind/Gale Warning

Qld - Mon 21:36 EST
Flood Warning for the Don and Proserpine Rivers

Qld - Mon 21:09 EST
Moderate Flood Warning for the Pioneer River

National Forecast

Mackay 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Tue
Mar 28
Wed
Mar 29
Thu
Mar 30
Fri
Mar 31
Sat
Apr 1
Sun
Apr 2
Mon
Apr 3

Windy with showers

Rain

Rain

Possible shower

Possible shower

Clearing shower

Possible shower
Maximum 29°C 30°C 32°C 33°C 31°C 31°C 30°C
Minimum 24°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 21°C 23°C 23°C
Chance of Rain 90% 90% 90% 70% 90% 90% 80%
Rain Amount > 80mm 20-40mm 5-10mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm
UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
Frost Risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
  9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
Wind Speed 48
km/h
42
km/h
33
km/h
28
km/h
31
km/h
22
km/h
12
km/h
5
km/h
10
km/h
8
km/h
13
km/h
13
km/h
18
km/h
16
km/h
Wind Direction ESE 48km/h
ESE
ENE 42km/h
ENE
NE 33km/h
NE
NNE 28km/h
NNE
N 31km/h
N
N 22km/h
N
WSW 12km/h
WSW
NNE 5km/h
NNE
S 10km/h
S
ESE 8km/h
ESE
SSE 13km/h
SSE
SE 13km/h
SE
SSE 18km/h
SSE
SE 16km/h
SE
Relative Humidity 98% 95% 92% 87% 89% 82% 80% 72% 79% 75% 82% 77% 82% 73%
Dew Point 27°C 27°C 26°C 27°C 27°C 28°C 25°C 27°C 22°C 26°C 24°C 26°C 23°C 24°C

Mackay Sun & Moon Times

Tuesday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon rise moon set First quarter Full moon Last quarter New moon
first light
05:47 EST
sunrise
06:09 EST
sunset
18:07 EST
last light
18:30 EST
moon
rise
Tue 05:58 EST
set
Tue 18:22 EST
moon
Tue
Apr 4
moon
Tue
Apr 11
moon
Wed
Apr 19
moon
Wed
Apr 26

Mackay Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Mon
Mar 27
24.4°C 27°C 40.8mm
Sun
Mar 26
24.5°C 28.5°C 0.6mm
Sat
Mar 25
24.2°C 29.4°C 3.4mm
Fri
Mar 24
23.2°C 30.3°C 140.2mm
Thu
Mar 23
24.3°C 25.2°C 32.6mm

Mackay Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Mar
885.1mm
49.1 Day(s)
Total For 2017
1003.2mm
45 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2016
999.6mm
46 Day(s)
Wettest Day
155.4mm
Jan 4
Lowest Temperature
19.1°C
Mar 10
Highest Temperature
34.2°C
Mar 17

Mackay Almanac

full climatology
March Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
19.1°C
10th
Lowest On Record
13.1°C
31st 1970
Average This Month
23.7°C
+1.4°C
Long-term Average
22.3°C
March Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
34.2°C
17th
Highest On Record
34.7°C
8th 1995
Average This Month
30.6°C
+2.0°C
Long-term Average
28.6°C
March Rainfall
Wettest This Month
140.2mm
24th
Total This Month
363.4mm
19 Day(s)
Long-term Average
279.7mm
16.9 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
949.2mm
2011
Driest On Record
36.4mm
1991
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Weather News

Cyclone Debbie reaches category four, thousands in low-lying Mackay areas told to leave

01:24 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to category four and is expected to hit the north Queensland coast on Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.

Navy's largest ships unable to join Cyclone Debbie emergency response amid engine troubles

00:52 EDT

Engineers are frantically working to solve engine problems on the Royal Australian Navy's two largest ships, with fears the Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs) could be out of action for several weeks.

Tropical Cyclone Debbie: Queenslanders preparing for worst cyclone since Yasi

00:42 EDT

As Tropical Cyclone Debbie strengthens off the coast near Townsville in north Queensland, residents are being warned to prepare for the worst storm to hit the state since Cyclone Yasi in 2011.