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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

A front clears off to the northeast of the North Island early on Wednesday morning then expect a cold southwesterly airflow for the rest of the day.

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May 21 2018 - 4:00am
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May 19 2018 - 4:00am
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May 18 2018 - 4:14pm
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May 18 2018 - 3:00pm
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May 18 2018 - 11:30am
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May 18 2018 - 8:26am
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May 18 2018 - 7:00am
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May 18 2018 - 4:03am
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May 17 2018 - 4:00pm
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May 17 2018 - 12:38pm
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May 17 2018 - 7:00am
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May 17 2018 - 4:05am
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