Fishermen attached to vallams and catamarans in Colachel, Kodimunai, Kurumpanai, Enayam, Erayammanthurai, Mullurthurai and Ramanthurai stayed away from sea on Thursday owing to rough weather accompanied by heavy wind.

In the meantime, the mechanized boat fishermen who ventured into the sea for fishing on Wednesday could not return to shore along with their catch due to heavy wind. Hence the busy fish market at Colachel wore a deserted look.

Heavy rain

Heavy rain lashed Kanyakumari and the surrounding areas bringing cheers to the farming community in the tail-end areas of the district as they could save the withering crops particularly in Thovalai area.