Mercury dipped to 9.8ºC, its lowest in the past five years. Weather officials forecast a further dip in minimum temperatures by one or two degrees in the next two days in Hyderabad and other parts of the state too. The minimum temperature recorded by Hyderabad was 9.8ºC on Sunday. It fell by nearly one degree within 1 day. The lowest since 2005, when the city recorded a minimum temperature of 8.7ºC.
The minimum temperatures in Hyderabad have been fluctuating. If we look at the records of last four years, it was 11.8ºC in 2006, 13.2ºC in 2007, 12.8ºC in 2008 and 11.2ºC in 2009.