Heavy rains lashed various parts of Tiruchi, Karur, and other central districts on Saturday evening.
The sky remained overcast for a major part of the afternoon session.
Tiruchi city and other parts of the district experienced heavy showers for a few hours and the sudden rainfall caught the people, particularly those returning home from the offices and colleges, unawares.
The rainfall brought much respite to the people who were suffering from sweltering heat for the past few days.
Many low lying areas were inundated for some time.