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

Rain
12°
light rain

Mackay Weather Forecast

Tuesday

1am
Rain
11°
4am
Rain
11°
7am
Rain
11°
10am
Rain
13°
1pm
Rain
12°
4pm
Rain
10°
7pm
Rain
10°
10pm
Rain

Wednesday

1am
Rain
11°
4am
Rain
13°
7am
Clear
17°
10am
Clear
18°
1pm
Clear
15°
4pm
Clear
10°
7pm
Clear
10pm
Clear

Thursday

1am
Clear
14°
4am
Clear
19°
7am
Clear
21°
10am
Clear
21°
1pm
Clear
18°
4pm
Clouds
14°
7pm
Clear
12°
10pm
Clear

Friday

1am
Clear
16°
4am
Clear
21°
7am
Clear
24°
10am
Rain
23°
1pm
Rain
19°
4pm
Rain
13°
7pm
Clouds
11°
10pm
Clear

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)