New Zealand Satellite/Lightning

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JMA Himawari-8

New Zealand Satellite Notes

Patchy low cloud about the east coast of North Island and upper South Island near a weak trough is causing isolated showers. Skies are otherwise mostly clear due to a broad high pressure system.

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