Showers bring respite from sweltering heat

Showers bring respite from sweltering heat

 Various parts of Hosapete town and the surrounding areas in Ballari district received heavy rainfall, accompanied by thunder and lightning, on Saturday evening. It remained sultry for the most part of the day and by evening, the skies opened up and it began to rain heavily, bringing respite to the residents.

Showers failed to dampen the spirit of a few voters who turned up in the evening. They exercised their franchise in spite of getting drenched.

Most of the voters were held up at most of the polling booths who waited for the showers to stop. 

Hagaribommanahalli and the surrounding areas received heavy rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning for at least 15 minutes late on Saturday evening, bringing down the mercury levels.

Chintrampalli and Kechchinabandi villages in the taluk also received good rainfall.

Rain accompanied by thunder, lightning and gusty winds, lashed Kalaburagi district on Saturday evening.

Rainfall lashed Kalaburagi city and the surrounding areas for nearly an hour. Gusty winds blew away flexes and banners put up in the city and the streets turned dusty.

Kamalapur taluk received mild showers. Though it was cloudy in most parts of the district, it rained only at a few places.

Staff appointed on polling duty were winding up at the polling stations, when heavy rain accompanied with gusty winds, thunder and lightning, lashed Sirsi town and the rural areas in Uttara Kannada district, late in the evening.

The staff had a tough time in ensuring that the electronic voting machines and the VVPATs reached their destinations safely.

However, vehicles carrying the machines from the rural areas were delayed.