Several parts of the city received showers from the early hours of Monday, taking people by surprise. The skies opened for a brief spell around 6.30 a.m., and the sky remained fully cloudy throughout the day and it continued to drizzle on and off.

It was a different climate that many woke up to, as the city was greeted by cold breeze forcing the people to remain indoors. The cool breeze and unexpected showers brought down the temperature considerably. Those who had to venture out braced themselves up for cloudy skies and shallow fog in the early hours. They dusted off their pullovers to protect themselves from vagaries of weather. School children were seen going to schools in pullovers and jerkins.

The rain played a spoilsport with the de-silting work proposed by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) at the 10-MGD water treatment plant at Ramalingeswara Nagar. The Corporation officials could not commence the work due to rains. The workers did not turn up as expected, and the officials could not make the necessary arrangements for the works. As a result, works were postponed to Wednesday. The Corporation is likely to put in place necessary equipment on Tuesday if the weather conditions favoured, and the de-silting works would be taken up on Wednesday.

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