Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, March can be a great choice for travel to Mackay. Flights to Mackay from Edinburgh in March are about £916 on average during March, but can be found for as low as £693.
Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Edinburgh to Mackay as you normally would.
At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Edinburgh and Mackay for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.
When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Edinburgh is roughly less than Mackay. You can assume this to be the case over the next 12 days.
Temperatures around the 30 °Cs can be experienced in January. The weather in Mackay is hotter than in Edinburgh. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.