The town and surrounding areas experienced sharp showers on Wednesday morning, bringing cheers to the people who were reeling under oppressive heat.

Residents of the town woke up to overcast skies and pleasantly surprised when sharp showers lashed, providing a respite from the sweltering heat. The town and nearby areas witnessed at least three spells of sharp showers from morning to forenoon.

The rain, however, was not widespread in the district, sources said. After the failure of southwest and northeast monsoons, the district witnessed widespread rains in January, augmenting drinking water sources to some extent. The rains on Wednesday though confined to the town and nearby areas gave a ray of hope of summer rains during this summer season.