And the rain continues...Timaru actually had flooded areas during the 47 mm of rainfall yesterday, with road closures and impassable fiords. We had our own mini-flood right outside my office window at school; kids were delighted at the new area to paddle in and so we witnessed stockinged feet and school shoes wading ankle deep through the freezing water. Needless to say the owners of the feet were severely told off! Today the sun came out for a few hours and we were thrilled at the respite. Not quite enough to dry up all the water, but oh the blue skies were so wonderful! The clouds were back in the afternoon and evening.