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New Zealand Satellite Notes

Patchy cloud crossing the South Island ahead of a weak front is bringing showers to the deep south. Patchy cloud over the North Island in a weak trough is causing a few showers, mainly in the north. Skies are mostly clear elsewhere under a high pressure ridge.

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12:39 EDT

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