It is hoped Otago will escape the latest heavy rain warning without further flooding.
Coastal Otago may have flooded, but it was Central Otago which recorded its wettest June since records began.
The worst of the snow is over but sub-zero temperatures are expected in Otago at the weekend, bringing the risk of widespread black ice.
Slips and road closures affected Dunedin and Otago as snow and heavy rain followed a severe southwesterly change.
Meteorologists are warning "the storm is still to come" as a polar blast brings snow, rain and winds to the country this morning.
Persistent heavy rain is causing traffic chaos in Christchurch today.
The temporary freezing of Dunedin's economy in this week's snowfall has cost the city ''upwards of $10 million'', Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Christie says.
Soaked Nelson residents are bracing for more heavy rain this afternoon as authorities study historical slip sites amid the threat of another torrential downpour.
Strong winds buffeting Southland and Otago are beginning to ease, as the wild weather makes its way up to Canterbury.
There is a chance the wet weather expected to break the drought for parts of the North Island tomorrow and Tuesday will return by the end of the week, as forecasts hint at an end to the long dry conditions.
The heavy downpours which have brought flooding to parts of Auckland and Wellington have not hit farming areas most desperate for rain, Federated Farmers says.
Thunderstorms, heavy rain and gale force winds are likely to hit the South Island's West Coast this weekend.
The subtropical weather system which brought torrential rain to the Nelson region has abated and been replaced by much more pedestrian weather, MetService says.