Slideshow: Pictures of flooded Southland towns

Some farmland completely flooded in Gore today. Photo: Craig Baxter2
Some farmland completely flooded in Gore today. Photo: Craig Baxter
The Matuara river has flooded home and farmland in Gore. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery
The Matuara river has flooded home and farmland in Gore. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery
View of flooding in Gore from Diamond Peak. Photo: Supplied
View of flooding in Gore from Diamond Peak. Photo: Supplied
The Mataura River this morning. Photo: Luisa Girao
The Mataura River this morning. Photo: Luisa Girao
The new Pyramid Bridge under construction surrounded by flood water at 5.30pm last night. Photo: Sandy Eggleston
The new Pyramid Bridge under construction surrounded by flood water at 5.30pm last night. Photo: Sandy Eggleston
Water flowing over Riversdale Pyramid Rd about 1km from the Pyramid Bridge. Photo: Sandy Eggleston
Water flowing over Riversdale Pyramid Rd about 1km from the Pyramid Bridge. Photo: Sandy Eggleston
About 2km from Riversdale the Mataura River has broken its banks and spread over farmland. Photo: Sandy Eggleston
About 2km from Riversdale the Mataura River has broken its banks and spread over farmland. Photo: Sandy Eggleston
State Highway 90 Tapanui was flooded this morning at 8.30am. One resident said she had not seen weather like this since the 1970s.  Photo: Jenny Dillner
State Highway 90 Tapanui was flooded this morning at 8.30am. One resident said she had not seen weather like this since the 1970s. Photo: Jenny Dillner
Twenty metres from state highway 90 ducks swim happily in the overflow from the flooded river. Photo: Sandy Eggleston
Twenty metres from state highway 90 ducks swim happily in the overflow from the flooded river. Photo: Sandy Eggleston
Horse stranded in a paddock on the Riversdale Pyramid Rd as Mataura River floods farmland. Photo: Sandy Eggleston
Horse stranded in a paddock on the Riversdale Pyramid Rd as Mataura River floods farmland. Photo: Sandy Eggleston
Flooding in River Rd, Gore. Photo: Shayna Leigh Allison
Flooding in River Rd, Gore. Photo: Shayna Leigh Allison

Our reporters, photographers and members of the public have sent through some amazing pictures of the extreme flooding affecting towns in Southland.

Gore, Mataura and Wyndham are experiencing widespread flooding in low-lying areas after heavy rainfall and many people have been instructed to evacuate their homes.

For more read our news coverage here:

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