Light to medium showers on Thursday evening have come as a pleasant surprise to the people in the district and brought the much needed respite to them from the scorching heat.

Making most of the weather, many people in Erode were seen enjoying the showers which brought down the maximum temperature to 32 degrees Celsius.

The weather turned pleasant in the evening as black clouds covered evening sun and it started raining at around 4.30 p.m. in most parts of the town.

Many office-goers were caught unawares in the sudden downpour, but none were complaining. A few other parts in the district also witnessed light to medium showers.

Meanwhile, the unexpected rain turned several roads into large puddles.