The rain that affected most of the country yesterday has generally moved away but eastern and southern parts of the mainland have had rain overnight and this morning, with further falls expected throughout the day.
South Canterbury and North Otago have had a few heavy falls in the wee small hours with some rain pushing into the Mackenzie basin as well.
Further south, Wanaka received a few light falls throughout the night and Queenstown has had a smattering. Invercargill and Gore also had some light rain during the hours of darkness.
Temperatures have generally been well up on average overnight nationally, with lows of between 20-22 degrees not being too uncommon from Kaitaia to Nelson.
Main centre temperatures currently…
The warmest temperatures are expected across the North island today and Nelson and Marlborough. Elsewhere temperatures maybe a little below par.