The Bureau of Meteorology says severe thunderstorms are possible for Mackay this evening.
The Bureau of Meteorology says severe thunderstorms are possible for Mackay this evening.

Storms rumbling across Mackay with heavy rainfall

THUNDER is rippling across the sky on both sides of Mackay’s Pioneer River as the region is hit by heavy rainfall.

Bureau of Meteorology senior meteorologist Felim Hannify said the storm activity would be most intense over the next few hours.

“They’ll weaken off overnight, then we’re looking at tomorrow – it’s a more settled, stable day,” Mr Hannify said.

He said the storms would move off the Mackay coast by tomorrow morning.

Rain radar shows an incoming thunderstorm across Mackay. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology
Rain radar shows an incoming thunderstorm across Mackay. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology

But Mr Hannify said coming into the weekend, there was another “rolling system” forecast for Mackay.

“Particularly during later Saturday, there’s a chance of storms developing as that system rumbles in,” he said.

Mr Hannify said there was also a chance of showers or a storm or two on Sunday as the storm rolled across the coast.

Moderate to heavy rain is falling around the Eungella, Pinnacle, Mt Charlton and Kuttabul areas but light rain has also reached the Northern Beaches.

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Light to moderate rain is also hitting areas between Mackay and Sarina and west to the Pioneer Valley at Marian and Eton.

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