Wet weather moves show indoors
THE rains are set to hit the Southern Downs today in all their un-Australian glory, but never fear - the Oz Day show will go on.
Australia Day organising committees gathered yesterday to talk plan B, which as it seems is now plan A: Warwick celebrations will now be held at the Town Hall.
Warwick Tourism and Events chief executive officer Tracy Vellacott expressed disappointment at the change of venue, but was confident Warwick's program would still rouse some proud Aussies to enjoy an Australia Day concert and to recognise new citizens and cheer on local Australia Day Award recipients.
"We're extremely sad that we lose our fireworks, the children's activities and our foodies but the reality is that even if it doesn't rain, it will be miserable outdoors anyway," Mrs Vellacott said.
"Unfortunately animal droppings from the pet nursery and greasy burger and chip remnants crunched into the carpet would not be welcomed by Town Hall staff, and the jumping castle and giant slide simply won't fit."
The Warwick program will still begin at 4pm with entertainment before the official ceremony at 6pm.
Weatherzone meteorologist Doug Fenton said the weather was looking unstable for the next few days.
"It does look like we will see something - it might only be about 1 to 10 mm," Mr Fenton said.
"Friday does look a little wetter.
"We've got an inland trough developing and it looks very unstable."
So, whatever your plans for today, remember the brolly.
Today: Top of 27 degrees, with 1 to 10mm of rain.
Tomorrow: Top of 25, with 5 to 10mm of rain.