The best times to visit West Mackay for ideal weather are

April 16th to October 28th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in West Mackay

Temperature

Average temperatures in West Mackay vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 48th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit West Mackay, the hottest months are January, December, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid January where highs are regularly around 88.3°F (31.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.3°F (22.9°C) at night.

West Mackay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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West Mackay Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

West Mackay Perceived Temperature (F)

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West Mackay Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average West Mackay Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan87.280.373.6
Feb86.179.573.2
Mar84.677.771
Apr81.873.565.5
May77.668.259
Jun73.663.854.5
Jul72.962.151.2
Aug75.26452.2
Sep79.569.558
Oct82.873.763.6
Nov85.477.168.5
Dec87.679.771.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan30.726.823.1
Feb30.126.422.9
Mar29.225.421.7
Apr27.723.118.6
May25.320.115
Jun23.117.712.5
Jul22.716.710.7
Aug2417.811.2
Sep26.420.814.4
Oct28.223.217.6
Nov29.725.120.3
Dec30.926.521.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in West Mackay are September, August, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October. For example, on the week of October 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in West Mackay? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in West Mackay.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in West Mackay (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan33%010.1
Feb47%013.2
Mar34%012
Apr23%04.7
May22%02.9
Jun16%02.5
Jul6%01.2
Aug4%00.9
Sep4%00.8
Oct8%01.2
Nov18%04.2
Dec22%06.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan33025.7
Feb47033.5
Mar34030.5
Apr23011.9
May2207.4
Jun1606.4
Jul603
Aug402.3
Sep402
Oct803
Nov18010.7
Dec22016.8

 

Humidity and Wind

West Mackay has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (63.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (75.1%).

Wind in West Mackay is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by January and February. March’s average wind speed of around 11 knots (12.6 MPH or 20.3 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 17.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in West Mackay.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan10.9Gentle breeze15.2Significant breeze
Feb10.8Gentle breeze15.7Significant breeze
Mar11Significant breeze15.9Significant breeze
Apr9.3Gentle breeze14.2Significant breeze
May8.9Gentle breeze14Significant breeze
Jun8Gentle breeze13Significant breeze
Jul8.1Gentle breeze13.5Significant breeze
Aug7.7Gentle breeze13.4Significant breeze
Sep8.7Gentle breeze14.2Significant breeze
Oct10.5Gentle breeze15.4Significant breeze
Nov9.9Gentle breeze14.7Significant breeze
Dec10.1Gentle breeze14.8Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan70.7%
Feb75.1%
Mar73.8%
Apr73.4%
May71.9%
Jun72.8%
Jul70.6%
Aug69.4%
Sep67.6%
Oct63.4%
Nov65.8%
Dec64.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to West Mackay?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Australia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in West Mackay, QL, Australia is July, followed by September and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit West Mackay in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 58.3 in December means 58.3% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall West Mackay Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 76.2°F (24.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in West Mackay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 86.9°F (30.5°C) and 77.4°F (25.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 5 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in West Mackay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 85.7°F (29.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 7 to 13 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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