and windy and stormy.
There is a Civil Emergency in Picton - some houses are being evacuated. The weather will be getting worse throughout the night.
Some roads are flooded and closed, the river where we walk the dogs is bank to bank water. I'm only hoping we don't lose power - we are an all electric home, and I don't do COLD!
Have been on the phone to Ricki tonight - the rain has just started in Christchurch.
This storm, which is apparently the size of the Tasman Sea, is moving its way down the country. The news is showing pictures of uprooted trees, roofs flying off buildings and telling of loss of life in one area up north.
Keep safe, everyone.