Hawke's Bay got a bit of a taste of what the rest of the country is going through at the moment with strong winds and rain hitting the region on Tuesday.
The region experienced a moment of chaotic weather as strong swirling winds and rain blasted in the afternoon.
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According to MetService meteorologist Tui McInnes it was a passing stint of rain with things clearing by the evening and sun for the rest of the week.
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With the few minutes of chaotic weather brought with it fallen trees and power outages across parts of the region keeping emergency services busy for a few hours.
Fire and emergency responded to multiple calls with a power pole having fallen on Endsleigh Rd in Havelock North about 4pm. Firefighters were called to secure the area as the problem was fixed.
Unison had reported four separate outages across the region affecting around 200 homes. They were situated at Endsleigh Rd, Percival Rd, Southland Rd and Maraetotara Rd, with all of them planned to be fixed by 6pm to 8pm.
Emergency services also responded to another call on Riverbend Rd in Onekawa about 3.45pm where a tree had fallen on a phone line.
The tree was removed without causing any damages to the line.
That burst of rain and wind was a minor blip as the rest of the week is nothing but sunny skies and 30-degree weather for the Bay.