Situated at 370m on the Little Liverpool Range between Marburg and Rosewood and 53 km west of the Brisbane GPO this radar has a good overall view of precipitation in all sectors. However, there is some restriction on detection of low level precipitation in a narrow sector to the west southwest and over the Greater Brisbane Area. It is a fairly sensitive radar and sometimes detects virga (precipitation that does not reach the ground). This may give a false impression of rainfall affecting the area it covers.
Mackay forecast: Sunday
Sunny. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Forecast for Mackay (21.1183°S, 149.215°E, 30m AMSL)