Kottayam: Summer rains started to occur at different parts of the district giving relief to high temperature and dust. Cities and villages welcome the rain.
Rain occurred on Sunday evening as people were suffering from heat and hot winds. Rain continued for half an hour in many places.
Hilly areas like Kanjirappally, Mundakayam, Ponkunnam and Pala received heavy rains accompanied by lightening. Slight rainfall occurred at Vaikom. Strong winds and rains occurred in Kumarakom. Summer rains have started to pour in the district for the past two days. Water got stagnated in some parts of the city after rain.