Farmers also expressed joy over the unexpected rains.
The Regional Meteorological Centre said that rain or thundershowers occurred at isolated places in Tamil Nadu till 8:30 AM, with Dharapuram in Tiruppur district and Rameswaram receiving 9 cm each.
Manamelkudi (Pudukkottai) received 6 cm of rain, Pamban (Ramanathapuram), Tondi (Ramanathapuram, Arantangi (Pudukkottai) and Nagapattinam received 5 cm each, it said.

The weather office forecast rain or thundershowers at many places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and at a few places over Lakshadweep and Interior Karnataka for Thursday.

Isolated rain or thundershowers may occur over coastal Karnataka, it added.

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