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A spot or two of rain has been forecast in the eastern cities, which include Sydney. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, New Year's Eve festivities may get affected by the rain.

Cameron Lethlean says that some rain will be expected across the north and down along the east coast into NSW on New Year's Eve. The senior forecaster in the BOM's national weather centre says that a cold front is likely to trigger a shower or two in Hobart and Melbourne. "We'll have a trough stretching from the northwest inland of Queensland to northeast NSW, and there is also a trough stretching through inland parts of Western Australia and a broad area of low pressure across the tropics," The Australian quotes Lethlean, "There will be storms with that trough, but more inland and to the north."

Lethlean said that there will be a possible shower in Sydney because of the trough. The shower is likely to affect the annual fireworks over the Sydney Harbour that will be experienced by over a million people on Dec 31. Lethlean said that it will be the same for Brisbane as the trough will generate storms and showers. Tasmania and Southern Victoria are expected to showery and cool for the fireworks. A cold front is stretching into the Southern Ocean south of the (Great Australian) Bight from the south of WA, Lethlean said. Even though there may not be heavy showers, a spot or two are expected on New Year's Eve. A high pressure ridge is going to cause the weather to fine up in Tasmania and Victoria on Jan 1. Canberra and Adelaide are expected to remain warm and fine on Dec 31 and Jan 1.

Sydney expects extravagant fireworks on New Year's Eve. SBS reports that 25,000 shooting comets, 11,000 shells and more than 100,000 individual effects are going to light up Sydney skies on the final night of 2014. Sydney's foreshore is expecting around 1.6 million people to witness the live show. The show, one of the biggest in the world, is going to feature a special red glitter effect with multi-coloured fireworks.

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