The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in Telangana has warned the state, that it will face a cold wave for the next five days with temperatures in the city expected to drop as low as 11 degrees.
The centre in-charge Director YK Reddy told The Hindu that there will be severe cold wave in north Telangana and cold wave in southern parts of the State. He described the cold wave as a dip in normal minimum temperature by at least five degrees. The normal minimum temperature was the average temperature around this time in the last 30 years.
The report also adds that the minimum temperature recorded in Adilabad on December 23 was 15.2 degrees, which dropped to of 14.2 degrees the next day and by 7 whole degrees on December 25, recording a minimum of 7.2 degrees. The minimum temperature on Saturday was 4.2 degrees.
Saturday was also the coldest day of the season in Hyderabad, with the minimum temperature falling to 13 degrees while some areas on the outskirts of the city recorded 11 degrees.
"Northerly winds have finally found their way to Telangana. These winds are cold and dry because of which there will be a steep drop in temperature," said YK Reddy told the Times of India.
Reports add that the cold wave also hit areas like Karimnagar, Medak and Rangareddy districts, while Minumuluru in Visakhapatnam district was the coldest place in Andhra Pradesh where the weather dropped to 6 degrees.