Thunderstorm watch continues for Bay

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WGC 19May10 - HIGH POWER: One of the more than 120 lightning strikes that produced a spectacular scene over southern Whangarei on Monday night. PICTURE / APN NAD 19May10 - SUN 17Jul11 -
WGC 19May10 - HIGH POWER: One of the more than 120 lightning strikes that produced a spectacular scene over southern Whangarei on Monday night. PICTURE / APN NAD 19May10 - SUN 17Jul11 -

The severe thunderstorm watch for the Bay of Plenty continues today, with humid easterlies prompting heavy showers this afternoon.
Metservice issued the watch for the Bay as well as Northland, south
Waikato, Waitomo, north Taranaki, Taumaranui, and parts of Taupo.
The storms are expected to be slow moving for a time, with possible downpours of 25 to 40mm/hr and hail. Rainfall of this intensity can cause surface and/or flash flooding, especially about low-lying areas such as streams, rivers or narrow valleys, and may also lead to slips.

- BAY OF PLENTY TIMES

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