BOM Mackay weather radar
BOM Mackay weather radar

Falls of up to 105mm! Wet, wild Christmas for Mackay, CQ

Widespread, heavy rainfall will drench the Mackay and Central Queensland regions over the next 24 hours.

Mackay residents woke Christmas morning to wet and wild weather, with places like Upper Finch Hatton having received 66mm of rainfall since 9am Thursday.

The highest rainfall total recorded in the region was 105mm west of Moranbah, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

BOM meteorologist Livio Regano said the Central Highlands region copped the biggest drenching in the past 24 hours – and more is on the way.

“A large area from Mackay going west through the Coalfields, northwest to Gulf Country and south to Rockhampton is where the falls are going to be heavy in the next 24 hours,” Mr Regano said.

“Christmas Day it will be raining hard and a bit breezy too, but not exceptionally windy.

“In Mackay (on December 25 and 26) you could get falls easily up to 60mm or so.”

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BOM’s highest rainfall totals across the region since 9am Thursday:

Twin Hills (west of Moranbah): 105mm

Upper Bogie (west of Proserpine): 91mm

O’Connell River: 84mm

Peter Faust Dam: 71mm

Upper Finch Hatton: 66mm

Walkerston: 43mm

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