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Hotter day in the east today, cooler in the south (x4 Maps)

A warm nor'west flow over the country today will boost temperatures into the mid to late 20s this afternoon in the east of the North Island while Cantebury and Marlborough feel the warmth...

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Sep 21 2017 - 12:25pm
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Sep 21 2017 - 8:00am
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Sep 21 2017 - 5:07am
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