Gold Coasters planning outdoor Christmas celebrations are being warned showers could spoil the party.
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting Friday will be partly cloudy day with a high (80%) chance of showers and top temperatures around 28 degrees.
There is also the chance of a thunderstorm developing at some point.
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The winds will be southeasterly at around 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Things are looking much better for those saving celebrations for Boxing Day with only a slight (30%0 chance of a shower, most likely at night.
Once again there is the chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.
The wet weather will be back again on Sunday and is likely to hang on Monday.