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Oz Day 2 to be beaut

AUSSIE DAY: A couple of blokes enjoy a chat as the sun breaks through at Moffat Beach earlier this week.
AUSSIE DAY: A couple of blokes enjoy a chat as the sun breaks through at Moffat Beach earlier this week. Brett Wortman

AUSTRALIA Day 2 today will certainly be like Groundhog Day weather-wise when compared with its January 26 counterpart: warm and humid with the chance of an afternoon storm.

However, the celebrations normally seen on Australia's most important national day will be almost non-existent.

The region's premier tourism promotions body, Sunshine Coast Destination, said Australia Day 2 was designed primarily to encourage those who had cancelled accommodation in January to re-book.

A spokeswoman said most community organisations involved in Australia Day festivities "would not be re-staging events" and only "bits and pieces" of special activities would occur around the region.

"We are urging locals to show their support for the local industry, whether it's going out and having a barbecue or going out to Aussie World," the spokeswoman said.

Based on forecasts, though, residents should get out early to enjoy the day.

Weatherzone.com meteorologist Josh Fisher said that we could expect a "mostly sunny morning with isolated showers and thunderstorms developing into the afternoon".

Temperatures are expected to hit a top of 31 degrees.

Seas will be rough but will ease in the afternoon.

The swell is expected to be about 1.5-2m.

Australia Day 2 events

GREAT AUSSIE BREAKFAST: Kawana Waters Uniting Church's Great Aussie Breakfast frrom 7-9.30am. It includes a free cooked sausage breakfast, free tea or coffee, cold juice, then some Aussie-style games. Inquiries: 5491 6632, 5437 8520

SAM KEKOVICH VISIT: Kawana Island's Montego's on the Bay will host "Lambassador" Sam Kekovich and other celebrities at the 2013 Board Shorts and Business Shirts charity dinner. Tickets are $130. For inquiries and bookings, call Montego's on the Bay on 5493 2611.

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