Heavy rain lashed Thanjavur town on Friday evening. The rain with gusty winds, roaring thunder and lightning continued for an hour bringing respite to people reeling under the heat. Rain was good for taking up summer ploughing, officials said.
Heavy rainfall, accompanied by lightning, lashed Karaikal town and surrounding areas on late evening on Friday. The rain brought respite to people suffering from heat. Many parts of the district went without power. Various parts of Nagapattinam district experienced downpour.