Andhra Pradesh

Cold wave conditions sweep Telangana

People in Jainoor mandal headquarter village keeping themselves warm around a bonfire, as night temperatures experienced a sudden fall in Adilabad district on Saturday.– Photo: By Arrangement  

The meteorological centre at Hyderabad has declared cold wave conditions in Telangana from Saturday till December 30 due to the cool and dry winds blowing from north towards the State, resulting in fall in temperatures.

The centre in-charge Director Y.K. 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 dip in normal minimum temperature by at least five degrees Celsius. The normal minimum temperature was the average temperature around this time in the last 30 years. The fall was six degrees Celsius in Adilabad.

The minimum temperature recorded in Adilabad on December 23 was 15.2 degree Celsius and lowered to a more logical of 14.2 degree Celsius the next day. On December 25, however, the temperature plunged by a good 7 degree Celsius so that the mercury recorded a minimum of 7.2 degree C and plunged yet again on Saturday when the minimum temperature was 4.2 degree C.

The night temperatures in the hilly rural areas seemed to be a shade lower in places like Boath, Indervelli, Jainoor, Kerameri and Wankidi. The sudden onset of winter effectively dislocated normal life almost everywhere in the district as things like milk and newspapers were distributed later than usual. “We could not sleep in the fields in the night,” said farmer Dasari Swami of Ponnari village near Adilabad, who has his fields near Kajjerla in Talamadugu mandal. The farmer sleeps on a perch in the field to guard his crop from marauding herds of wild boars in the night.

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