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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

Gradually increasing southeast winds, 8-13 m/s in the southwest by noon and some light rain there. Much lighter winds and dry in the north and east parts. Winds picking up in the south and west by evening. Temperatures 3 to 8 C during daytime.
Forecast made 17.10.2017 00:16

Forecaster's remarks

Gusty winds are forecasted by mountains in the south and west parts during evening.
Prepared by the meteorologist on duty 17.10.2017 00:16

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