Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Cold wave conditions continued in the North Telangana region for the fourth consecutive day on Friday.

However, the minimum night temperature of the State, which dipped to 5 degrees Celsius on Thursday, the lowest value recorded in many years in the recent past, rose to 7 degrees C on Friday. These values were recorded by Adilabad on both days.

G. Sudhakar Rao, Director, State Met Office, attributed the sudden fall in the temperature to the "change in the wind pattern." The winds have stopped from the North and begun sweeping across the State from the East-North-east direction. He said the cold wave conditions would continue in Telangana for one or two days more before the weather warms up.

Meanwhile, mainly dry weather prevailed in Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema.

The State will have sunny weather on Saturday, according to a forecast.