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New Zealand Satellite Notes

Patchy cloud over the upper North Island in an unstable onshore flow is producing showers and the odd storm, mainly in the west. Cloud over the upper South Island with a weak trough is bringing virtually no rain. A high pressure ridge is otherwise keeping skies clear.

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01:05 EDT

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15:49 EDT

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14:46 EDT

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