The heat wave conditions that baked Telangana today will continue for two more days, the Indian Meteorological Department has warned.
In its forecast for the next four days - up to Wednesday next - the IMD warned that heat wave conditions would likely prevail over a third of the State.
It said that the districts of Nirmal, Adilabad, Komaram Bheem - Asifabad, Mancherial, Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Jagtial, Jaishankar-Bhupalapalli, Khammam, Bhadadri-Kothagudem and Rajana-Siricilla were likely to bear the brunt of the scorching sun on Sunday and Monday.
The IMD did not issue any warning for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Many districts began experiencing high temperatures from Friday, with the mercury hitting a high of 45 degrees Celsius in Nizamabad. Every one of the 12 observations reported by the IMD from its morning readings from 12 locations recorded 40 degrees or more. Adilabad and Ramagundam recorded 44 degrees, followed by Medak, Mahbubnagar and Nalgonda at 43 degrees each. The lowest morning temperature was recorded at Dundigal near Hyderabad - 40 degrees Celsius.
In Hyderabad, the mercury touched 41 degrees.
Surprisingly, the IMD has also predicted rains in Telangana
over the next four days.