Wild weather throughout the Bay of Plenty is causing damage to property as strong winds and heavy rain hit the region.
The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for western parts of the Bay of Plenty as a large low moves over the region bringing heavy rain and strong northeasterlies.
Strong winds have dislodged an umbrella at Za Bar on The Strand.
The low is expected to move east today but the Bay of Plenty is expected to experience more heavy rain as a rainband moves from Northland into the region today.
The MetService is warning of slips and surface flooding in some areas and advising people to keep up to date with the latest weather information.
Moderate rain is expected in eastern parts of the Bay of Plenty and Waikato, lessening in the afternoon.
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An umbrella was knocked over in the wind breaking a glass table outside a Tauranga business.