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New Zealand Satellite Notes

Cloud over the lower North Island with a low and cold front is generating rain, heaviest around Wellington. Speckled cloud over the upper Nth Island in the wake of the front is bringing showers. Cloud over lower South Island with a front is causing showers, mainly about Southland

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