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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

Light southwesterly or variable winds, but east 8-13 m/s by the sout coast tomorrow evengin. Partly cloudy and dry, clearing in the south and west parts tomorrow but increasing cloudyness in the northeast. Temperatures of 10 to 19 deg. C during daytime, mildest in the southwest.
Forecast made 21.08.2017 15:19

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