Thursday night's showers provided the drought-hit district with some much-needed respite.

Rainfall recorded on Friday till eight a.m.: Thanjavur 44.60 mm, Neyvasal Thenpathi 30.80 mm, Vallam 27 mm, Vettikadu 15.40 mm, Adirampattinam 14.60 mm, Budalur 13.60 mm, and Kurunkulam 13 mm.

However, there was no rain on Friday. The city's agriculture department officials have advised farmers to take up crop ploughing.