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A band of squally rain has dealt more damage to properties in the Bay of Plenty today – the second time in a fortnight.  .

Head weather analyst Philip Duncan says the winds were most likely formed in thunderstorms moving across the area.  “With a squall winds can go from just a few kilometres an hour to over 130km/h in a matter of seconds.  It’s this sudden wall of wind that can cause damage”.

Yesterday the Weather Watch Centre warned people in coastal areas that damaging wind gusts were possible today.  “

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