Showers predicted in Gladstone over Easter

Bureau of Meteorology radar as of 7.30am on Wednesday
Bureau of Meteorology radar as of 7.30am on Wednesday

IT could be a wet Easter in Gladstone, which doesn't bode well for Gladstone Harbour Festival celebrations.

Showers and storms are forecast until Monday.

The festival kicks off today, with a 60% chance of showers and the chance of thunderstorms.

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Showers also are expected on Thursday, with showers and a possible storm on Friday.

The Bureau of Meteorology also is predicting a shower or two, and possible storms, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

>> Full wrap of Gladstone Harbour Festival events here

Rain impacted last year's festival, with activities planned for the first day cancelled as weather associated with Cyclone Ita made its way down the coast.

This included the street parade, which had to be rescheduled.

In 2011 the Manic Monday event had to be cancelled, also because of wet weather.

For most regions from Rockhampton south, the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting an average of about 20mm per day, making for grey and likely miserable public holidays.

From today the rains are "particularly intense" south of Gladstone, but BOM's Sean Fitzgerald said these would creep north.

On Tuesday, the rains should begin to clear.

From 9am on Tuesday to 7am on Wednesday, 5.6mm of rain fell in Gladstone.

Temperatures will remain warm though, with tops of 29-31 degrees and lows of 21-22 degrees expected.



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