Steep fall in mercury catches citizens unaware
After a brief lull, the bone-chilling cold made a comeback to the district, with the minimum temperature suddenly falling to 8 Degree Celsius on Wednesday, making the life difficult for the citizens.
While it was 8.5 Degree Celsius the previous day, the day temperatures, however, was rather comfortable at around 28 Degree Celsius on Wednesday.
The slump in mercury was not only sudden but also sharp enough at 3 degree Celsius in a single day to pose inconvenience for the citizens.
From the minimum temperature of 11.5 Degree Celsius recorded on January 27, it fell to 8.5 Degree Celsius, the very next day.
According to the recordings taken at the Agriculture Research Station, Adilabad, the minimum temperature on January 23 was 17.8 Degree Celsius.
The maximum tempreature was recorded around 30 Degrees. The minimum temperature kept falling one degree Celsius every day until Tuesday.
The difference between the minimum and maximum temperatures, an average fluctuation of over 20 Degrees, is said to be the reason for the higher incidence of common cold, coupled with fever prevailing at present at many places in the district.
Doctors are also of the view that the sudden change in weather is an important factor, impacting public health.