Severe weather warnings are still in place for much of the South Island, as snow, wind and rain look set to lash parts of Nelson, Canterbury and the West Coast.
MetService has issued snow warnings for Arthurs, Lindis and Porters passes, with further snow expected to fall over higher parts of the road this morning possibly up to 10 cm deep - particularly near the summit.
There was expected to be some heavy rainfall in Nelson, Buller, Westland and eastern Otago, but only a few spots of rain about coastal Canterbury north of Banks Peninsula.
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MetService said a low, with centres both side of the South Island, would move away to the southeast by tomorrow. A cold front should also move off to the east of East Cape by this afternoon.
In the north, rain, some heavy, along with isolated thunderstorms would strike east of Whakatane early this morning. MetService said this would ease to a few showers which would then clear followed by long fine spells.
Showers were expected in Wellington but, further north, it was expected to be fine throughout the day for much of the rest of the island, with some cloud and light showers in parts
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