Even as the State capital recorded its second lowest temperature in eight years and the third all-time lowest temperature at 7.5 degree Celsius, the India Meteorological Department has issued a warning stating that severe cold wave conditions were ‘very likely’ to prevail in several districts in Telangana.

According to the IMD, places in Adilabad, which recorded a minimum temperature of 5 degree Celsius, Kumaram Bheem, Nirmal, Mancherial, Peddapalle, Medak and Warangal Rural were likely to witness ‘severe cold wave conditions’. At the same time, ‘cold wave conditions’ were very likely to prevail at a few places in Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Siddipet, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Warangal Urban, Nizamabad, Khammam and Bhadradri Kothagudem.

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Severe cold wave conditions prevailed at isolated places in the districts of Medak and Warangal and cold wave conditions prevailed at a few places in Adilabad, Hyderabad and Peddapalle. The minimum temperatures recorded on Monday included 6 degree Celsius at Medak, 9.5 degree Celsius at Hyderabad, Ramagundam and Hanamkonda and 10 degree Celsius at Nizamabad.

In the city meanwhile, the temperature dipped from 7.5 degree Celsius recorded to 9.5 degree Celsius. This was the second lowest minimum temperature in the last eight years after the 8.9 degree Celsius recorded in December 2010. The all-time lowest temperature in Hyderabad was recorded on December 14, 1966, at 7.1 degree Celsius.

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“Temperatures will remain below normal minimum temperature for a few days and they will gradually rise,” IMD officials said. According to data from the Telangana State Development Planning Society, BHEL recorded 6.6 degree Celsius on Sunday night followed by Pashamylaram (9.7 degree Celsius), Golkonda (10.0 degree Celsius) and Viratnagar (10.0 degree Celsius). The IMD forecast has indicated that nighttime temperatures would hover around 11 to 12 degree Celsius for the next four days across the city. #KhabarLive

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