Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga districts receive heavy rainfall

Rain brings down temperature level to a great extent

RAMANATHAPURAM: Several parts of Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga districts received heavy rain on Saturday, bringing respite to the people from the high temperature.

Welcome pain:Rainwater stagnating on Vivekananda Street in Ramanathapuram.

The rain, which began at around 3 a.m., continued till 6 a.m. Ramanathapuram town received good rainfall for the first time since January.

Rainwater flowed in the low lying areas of the town.

The sky was overcast all through the day in Ramanathapuram.

Other areas including Paramakudi, Thiruppulani, Thiruvadanai received moderate to heavy rain.

Rainwater stagnated at Salai Street, Vivekanandar Street, Kenikarai, Agraharam Road.

The rain brought down the temperature to a great extent.

It was a great comfort to the people, who were reeling under the sweltering heat for the last two months.

Officials said that if the district received a couple of good showers in the next week, the problem of water scarcity for domestic animals could be eased to an extent during the summer.

Sivaganga

Almost all parts of Sivaganga district also received heavy downpour on Saturday. Roads in Sivaganga, Thirupuvanam, Manamadurai were flooded with rainwater.

Manamadurai received the highest rainfall in the district. It registered 93 mm followed by Sivaganga at 88.2 mm.

Thirubuvanam and Karaikudi recorded 60 mm and 43 mm.

Ilayangudi and Devakottai registered 18 and 13 mm respectively during the last 24 hours that ended at 8.30 a.m. on Saturday.

From THE HINDU

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