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New Zealand Satellite Notes

Thick cloud crossing the South Island with a trough is causing showers, mainly in the west. Cloud affecting the western North Island in a weaker part of the trough is bringing a few showers. Mostly clear in the northeast under a weak ridge of high pressure.

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