Mackay Weather & Climate

Enjoying a tropical climate, Mackay experiences stunning weather year round with hot summers and warm, sunny winters. Cooled by breezes off the coast, nights can be quite cool in winter while summer sees the arrival of the wet season from December to March, when the majority of Mackay's 1.5m annual rainfall occurs. Maximum temperatures range from 30 degrees in summer to 21 degrees in winter. Occasionally, Mackay can be affected by the arrival of the cyclone season experienced further north. Arriving approximately once every couple of years from December to April, the impacts of these weather patterns is generally minimal with heavy rainfall and strong winds usually the worst of the conditions experienced.

Current Mackay Weather

Clouds
-14°
broken clouds

Mackay Weather Forecast

Monday

1am
Clouds
-5°
4am
Clouds
-3°
7am
Clear
10am
Clouds
-3°
1pm
Clouds
-5°
4pm
Clouds
-7°
7pm
Clear
-6°
10pm
Snow
-5°

Tuesday

1am
Snow
-4°
4am
Snow
-2°
7am
Snow
-0°
10am
Clouds
-2°
1pm
Clear
-6°
4pm
Clear
-9°
7pm
Clear
-11°
10pm
Clouds
-11°

Wednesday

1am
Clear
-9°
4am
Clear
-4°
7am
Clouds
10am
Clouds
-1°
1pm
Clear
-3°
4pm
Snow
-5°
7pm
Snow
-5°
10pm
Snow
-6°

Thursday

1am
Snow
-10°
4am
Snow
-11°
7am
Snow
-10°
10am
Snow
-11°
1pm
Clear
-14°
4pm
Clear
-15°
7pm
Clear
-16°
10pm
Clear
-16°

Mackay Annual Average Climate

Averages Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall (mm) 278 319 250 146 108 64 40 30 16 36 87 179
Temp (°C) 26 26 25 23 20 17 16 18 20 23 25 26
Min Temp (°C) 23 23 22 20 17 13 12 13 16 19 21 22
Max Temp (°C) 30 29 28 26 23 21 21 22 25 27 28 30

Mackay Annual Average Temperature Graph (°C)

Mackay Annual Average Rainfall Graph (mm)