Heavy rain lashed Thanjavur town for over an hour on Thursday evening.
Thanks to the rains, residents got a reprieve from the scorching heat.
The rain was good for summer ploughing, said agriculture department officials. Pudukottai town and its suburbs too experienced moderate showers for about an hour. Various parts of Tiruchi district too experienced sharp showers accompanied by thunder. The sudden rainfall brought respite to the people suffering from sweltering heat over the past few months. The sky remained overcast for the major part of the evening.