Windy conditions are unlikely to ease today, the BOM said, with 30-35km/h winds and gusts of up to 50km/h forecast for the Mackay region.
Windy conditions are unlikely to ease today, the BOM said, with 30-35km/h winds and gusts of up to 50km/h forecast for the Mackay region.

Strong winds will batter coast before a second cold snap

MACKAY'S windy weather shows no sign of easing just yet, with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing another warning for the coastal region.

Marine wind warnings are in place for the Mackay coast for today and tomorrow.

Meteorologist Shane Kennedy said the wind speed reached a maximum of 48km/h overnight and 12mm of rain fell in Mackay yesterday.

These conditions were unlikely to ease today, Mr Kennedy said, with 30-35km/h winds and gusts of up to 50km/h forecast for the region.

The windy weather was the result of a high pressure system moving across Australia, he said.

"It's moving into the Tasman Sea, which is pushing winds on shore."

The Whitsundays and Proserpine were more likely to experience light showers through the week as rainfall totals began to drop, Mr Kennedy said.

"Temperatures have started to moderate," he said.

"It will start to really dry out on the weekend."

Mr Kennedy said the region would be hit with another cold snap.

"It will be milder than last weekend, but it will be noticeable," he said.


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