PHUKET: The skies parted to deliver scattered showers across the island late this afternoon to break Phuket's lowest recorded rainfall between the months of January and March for 30 years.

Governor Maitri Inthusut yesterday morning chaired an annual meeting at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation-Phuket (DDPM-Phuket) office to plan water usage strategies for the dry season.

“After receiving the reports of record-low rainfall levels, I became concerned about having enough water to sustain Phuket residents throughout the dry season.