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UNDER COVER: Rains notwithstanding, students had to attend schools in Tiruchi on Wednesday. —
UNDER COVER: Rains notwithstanding, students had to attend schools in Tiruchi on Wednesday. —

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Farmers in Tiruchi pleased as crops stand to benefit

TIRUCHI: The wet spell continued in Tiruchi with most parts of the district receiving moderate rainfall on Wednesday.

Tiruchi city received intermittent rainfall right through the day. While there was a steady though mild rain for most part of the day, the city experienced sharp showers for about a couple of hours in the afternoon. There was an appreciable drop in temperature in the city owing to the rain. Farmers were happy as it would benefit the standing crops.

Roads take a beating

Many of the city roads have taken a severe beating in sporadic spells of the rain over the last month. But in most places, the Corporation was yet to begin even temporary repair works. Huge potholes have developed around the Central Bus Stand area, causing much hardship to motorists and thousands of commuters using the bus stand every day.

In some places, the Corporation has chosen to dump gravel and the latest spell of rain has reduced the spots into slush pools.

Rainfall

Nandhiyar Head in Tiruchi district recorded the maximum rainfall of 40 mm during the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday. The chief amount of rainfall recorded in other parts of the district during the same period (in mm): Kallakudi 23, Lalgudi 19.20, Pullampadi 18.20, Devimangalam 16.40, Tiruchi Town 13.60, Samayapuram 12.50, Koppampatti 12, Tiruchi Junction 11.10, Golden Rock 11, Airport 10.90, Marungapuri 10.40, Pulivalam 10, Navalurkuttapattu 9.60, Manapparai 8.40, Vathalai 7.40, Ponnaniyaru and Thuraiyur 6 each and Thathaiyengarpet 5.40. The district received an average of 12.01 mm of rainfall during the same period.

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