Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts continued to experience heavy rain for the second day on Friday.

"We have received less than normal rainfall so far under the northeast monsoon. So, the welcome rain is good for both samba and thaladi crops,” officials said. Samba and thaladi have been raised on nearly 2.50 lakh hectares in both districts.

Thanjavur town experienced the maximum rainfall of 42.8 mm in Thanjavur district in the last 24 hours that ended at 8 a.m. on Friday. The other chief amounts of rainfall recorded in the district are:

Manjalaru 22.8; Papanasam 22; Neivasal Thenpathi 20.8; Tiruvaiyaru 20.4; Vallam 20; Kumbakonam 19; Tirukattupalli 18.5; Tiruvidaimaruthur 18.3; Grand Anicut 17.4; Peravurani 17.2; Budalur 14; Eachanviduthi 16.2; Kurungulam 13, Lower Anicut 12, Pattukottai 10; Adirampattinam 9.5; Madukkur 9.2; Orathanad 6.4; and Vettikadu 6.3.

In Tiruvarur district, Kodaval received the maximum rainfall of 55.6 mm during the same period, followed by Tiruvarur 25.4; Valangaiman 25.2; Needamangalam 20; Nannilam 18.4; Tiruthuraipoondi 13.4; Pandavaiyar head 13.4; Muthupettai 11.6.

Sirkazhi recorded the maximum rainfall of 27.2 mm in Nagapattinam district, followed by Anaikarachathiram 25.5; Tirupoondi 24.4; Nagapattinam 19.8; Mayiladuthurai 19.6; Thalaignayar 18.8; Manalmedu 15.8; Vedaranyam 9; Tarangampadi 5.

In Perambalur district, Venbavur recorded 21 mm, Thazhuthazai 12 mm; Chettikulam 9 mm; and Padalur 7 mm.

Karur district received a total of 222.60 mm rainfall during the same period. The chief amount of rainfall (in mm) recorded in major centres across the district are Palaviduthi 30, Mylampatti 27, Kadavur and Anaipalayam 25 each, Aravakurichi 21.6, Panjapatti 21, Thogamalai 19, K. Paramathi 12.6, Karur town 12.4, Krishnarayapuram 12, Mayanur 10 and Kulithalai 7 mm.

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