Heavy rain fell in parts of Canterbury overnight causing some surface flooding to streets in Christchurch
The Radio Network’s South Island weather analyst Richard Green says around 9 oclock last night the rain set in with the heaviest falls between 10pm and 2am
He says further south, rain is expected to be an issue for Dunedin and other parts of Eastern Otago
“It appears though that not too many skifields will benefit from this system as the freezing level is between 1200-1800 metres for many areas”
And heavy showers are forecast again today for northern regions. Bands of heavy showers are expected to come in for the next 72 hours with long sunny breaks in between.