Mangaluru, May 20: Pre-monsoon showers have finally lashed Mangaluru and along with other parts of coastal Karnataka in the last 12 hours, bringing down the mercury at various places of the region.
The skies opened up days after prayers were held by people of various religions seeking rains.
The rains have brought cheers to the people of the coastal city which reeling under heat amidst acute water shortage.
The thunder and lightning started last night across the city. At midnight it started raining and continued till early morning in some places.