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Thick cloud, caused by a trough, streaming over the North Island and upper South Island is bringing areas of rain, heaviest about the Bay of Plenty and Hawke's Bay. Bands of cloud over the South Island, with a series of troughs, are producing showers.

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16:22 EST

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