While the worst of the Easter storm that slammed the country
may have passed, the effects of the heavy rain are still
evident in many places, and several South Island roads remain
North of Dunedin, caution is still urged on SH1 between
Maheno and Oamaru, which was closed for a lengthy period
Further north, SH1 between Blenheim and Kaikoura now has one
lane open, and there are closures on Banks Peninsula.
The weather looks set to improve in most places today: low
cloud and drizzle about the coast is predicted to clear in
Otago, giving way to a fine day with high cloud. Those same
conditions are expected inland in the region.
Southlanders can also look forward to a mainly fine day.
The news is not so good for the sodden West Coast, where
heavy falls are expected south of Otira.