The Telugu states are in the grip of the most severe cold wave in its recorded history. The intensity of the cold has surprised all. The southern state, known for its tropical weather, never heard of deaths due to cold wave.
People are scared to step out of the house as an unprecedented cold wave sweeping through Andra Pradesh and Telangana. Hyderabad has recorded the lowest temperature of 8.9 degrees on 21st December, the lowest since 2010 December.
The tribal region of Lambasingi in Andhra Pradesh is in the throes of a cold snap with temperatures dipping to 4C this season. Paderu of Vishakapatnam shivered as the mercury fell to 5C, down from 15C last week.