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Mackay Forecast

Today 24°C
Tonight 9°C
sunny

Now

21.1°C falling
Updated at 17:00 EST

Central Coast for Wednesday Sunny. Areas of morning frost. Light winds becoming NE 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to high 20s.

Currently at Mackay Ap

24-hour graph
Temperature 21.1°C falling
Dew Point 10.3°C falling
Feels Like 17.6°C
Relative Humidity 50%
Wind icon
NNE 18km/h rising
Wind Gusts 26km/h
Pressure 1014.6hPa steady
Fire Danger 6.9
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Wed

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Sunrise sunrise
06:21 EST
Sunset sunset
17:51 EST

Nearby Now

Mackay 20.7°C
Hamilton Island Ap 21.6°C
Proserpine Ap 22.2°C

Fire Danger Rating

HIGH

Next 12 hours in Mackay

48-hour forecast

6pm

Clear
20°C

9pm

Clear
18°C

12am

Clear
14°C

3am

Clear
11°C

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Mackay 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Wed
Aug 22
Thu
Aug 23
Fri
Aug 24
Sat
Aug 25
Sun
Aug 26
Mon
Aug 27
Tue
Aug 28

Sunny

Sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny
Maximum 24°C 25°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 26°C 28°C
Minimum 5°C 9°C 12°C 14°C 13°C 12°C 13°C
Chance of Rain 5% 5% 20% 40% 20% 10% 20%
Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
UV Index High High High High High
Frost Risk Slight Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
  9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
Wind Speed 5
km/h
11
km/h
6
km/h
12
km/h
10
km/h
13
km/h
14
km/h
10
km/h
6
km/h
8
km/h
6
km/h
10
km/h
6
km/h
13
km/h
Wind Direction W 5km/h
W
NE 11km/h
NE
NW 6km/h
NW
ENE 12km/h
ENE
ENE 10km/h
ENE
E 13km/h
E
ENE 14km/h
ENE
ENE 10km/h
ENE
SW 6km/h
SW
ENE 8km/h
ENE
S 6km/h
S
E 10km/h
E
WNW 6km/h
WNW
NE 13km/h
NE
Relative Humidity 62% 49% 65% 57% 68% 60% 70% 65% 77% 69% 75% 63% 72% 58%
Dew Point 6°C 13°C 11°C 15°C 14°C 17°C 15°C 18°C 17°C 19°C 15°C 19°C 16°C 18°C

Mackay Sun & Moon Times

Thursday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise Full moon Last quarter New moon First quarter
first light
05:58 EST
sunrise
06:21 EST
sunset
17:51 EST
last light
18:14 EST
moon
set
Thu 03:52 EST
rise
Thu 15:09 EST
moon
Sun
Aug 26
moon
Mon
Sep 3
moon
Mon
Sep 10
moon
Mon
Sep 17

Mackay Ap Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Wed
Aug 22
7.0°C 26°C 0.0mm
Tue
Aug 21
3.0°C 21.8°C 0.0mm
Mon
Aug 20
8.4°C 21.4°C 0.0mm
Sun
Aug 19
10.6°C 27.5°C 0.0mm
Sat
Aug 18
12.2°C 29.6°C 0.0mm

Mackay Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Aug
1341.9mm
102.3 Day(s)
Total For 2018
705.4mm
78 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2017
1795.4mm
102 Day(s)
Wettest Day
64.2mm
Feb 4
Lowest Temperature
2.6°C
Jun 19
Highest Temperature
36.3°C
Jan 3

Mackay Ap Almanac

full climatology
August Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
3.0°C
21st
Lowest On Record
2.0°C
2nd 2003
Average This Month
10.6°C
-1.2°C
Long-term Average
11.8°C
August Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
29.6°C
18th
Highest On Record
32.1°C
14th 2009
Average This Month
25.0°C
+1.3°C
Long-term Average
23.7°C
August Rainfall
Wettest This Month
0.2mm
5th
Total This Month
0.4mm
2 Day(s)
Long-term Average
34.1mm
6.7 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
230.0mm
1998
Driest On Record
0.0mm
2008
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Weather News

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16:25 EST

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Rain to replace cold spell in parts of Queensland

14:06 EST

The run of cold mornings continued for parts of southern and eastern Qld on Wednesday, with some places recording their coldest August minimums in decades.

Cut-off low set to traverse South Australia

12:58 EST

A low currently moving over the Bight will cut-off from the westerly circulation by Thursday, moving inland over SA and generating strong winds, showers and thunderstorms.