Rural groups are banding together to support farmers dealing with challenging weather conditions in Otago and Southland.
The rainfall was especially heavy overnight in Westland, causing power disruptions and forcing some roads to close, reports West Coast Emergency Management.
The New Zealand Transport Agency Otago/Southland @NZTAOS also reports heavy rain in Fiordland, with Milford Road on SH94 now closed.
An up-to-date report of road closures can be found here.
The bad weather is set to continue, with MetService issuing a heavy rain warning for Westland, Fiordland, Southland and Clutha, and parts of Canterbury and Otago.
Some farmers have shared the extent of the rain on Twitter.
In one video, Southland farmer Bruce @fairleigh_ag reveals a large pond that developed on his farm within just one hour.
In another one, West Coast farmer and Federated Farmers president, Katie Milne @ktmilne6 reveals the high humidity the region is experiencing from the rain.