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I am in late after clinic closes; it’s the weather (7)


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'the weather' is the definition.
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'i am in late after clinic closes' is the wordplay.
'i am' becomes 'I'm'.
'in' indicates putting letters inside.
'after' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'clinic closes' becomes 'c' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'im' put into 'late' is 'limate'.
'limate' put after 'c' is 'CLIMATE'.

'it's' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for climate that I've seen before include "Prevailing trend" , "Atmospheric conditions" , "Long-term prevalent weather conditions" , "Atmosphere" , "Lime cat (anag.)" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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