Residents of some parts of the city were in for a treat as showers lashed their areas during morning hours on Friday. The brief spell of showers helped to cool other localities that did not receive any rain.
The bout of showers brought in cheers for residents of various parts of the city and raised hopes of others residing in areas where it did not rain.
Several areas such as K.K. Nagar, Velachery, Ashok Nagar, Thoraipakkam, Virugambakkam and many southern suburbs experienced the much-awaited summer showers and got a respite from the scorching heat.
What started as a drizzle turned into heavy shower. However, it lasted only half-an-hour. In southern suburbs, residents were seen scampering for cover at bus stops and roadside shops following the sudden shower. Traffic slowed down near road overbridges as motorists stopped by to take shelter.
“I was glad to see puddles of water on the road in the morning. My relatives in Anna Nagar were disappointed that their area was dry. Overcast sky kept the day cool. It was as humid at home during the load-shedding hours,” said Bhuvana Vijay, a resident of K.K. Nagar.
However, the weather observatory in Nungambakkam did not record any rainfall till 8.30 a.m. on Friday. The one at Meenambakkam too registered only a trace of rainfall till 8.30 a.m. and 1.2 mm during the next nine hours ending 5.30 p.m.
The short spell of showers was enough to bring down the day temperature to normal of 35 degree Celsius across the city and suburbs.
The convective activity, which usually follows a period of intense heat, and a weak low pressure circulation over Comorin region had contributed to the rainfall.
Officials of the Meteorological Department said the same weather pattern would continue till Sunday.
Keywords: Meteorological Department