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Temps drop across Mackay with more rain on the way


Mackay has recorded its coolest July day in at least 35 years, with a top of 13.4 degrees, 9 degrees below the monthly average.   

ARN regional meteorologist Hannah McEwan says July temperature records have been smashed across eastern parts of the state, due to thick cloud cover and rain in the region.  

"The gloomy weather is due to an upper trough deepening over the state and a strengthening offshore surface trough in the Coral Sea," Ms McEwan says.  

"The upper trough will start to make its way offshore from tomorrow, which means less wet and cloudy weather.  

"But it will be another cool day today and more than 50 millimetres of rain is possible in the east particularly near the coast." 

More rain is on the way today, with a top of 16 degrees for Mackay.