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Telangana Freeze At 3.8 Degrees

By – Ali Akmal

As slowly and steady whole India is shivering under the grip of a cold wave but it seems that Hyderabad and Telangana facing some tough time as the city witnessed the coldest day of the season.

According to Dr. K Naga Ratna, head of forecasting, IMD Hyderabad, told “Currently, the State is experiencing cold conditions and it would continue for the next two days. People should be ready to brave the cold. The temperature in the city on Tuesday is record-breaking as it is the coldest this year. For the next 48-72 hours, the temperatures would continue to drop.”

The Indian Meteorological Department said “Dry weather very likely to prevail over Telangana. Minimum temperatures likely to be below normal by 3 to 4 degrees Celsius at isolated places over Telangana.”

While Hyderabad recorded a temperature of 10.9 degrees on December 22 last year, the all-time lowest was 7.1 degrees on December 14, 1966, the DC report adds.

According to YK Reddy, director of IMD, Hyderabad “Districts in the northern part of the state will be colder, those in the southern part may not experience colder conditions,” told ToI.

The ToI report states that Adilabad experienced its coldest day ever, at 3.8 degree Celsius on Tuesday, breaking its earlier record of 3.9 degree Celsius recorded in 2014.

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