There was a slight respite from the biting cold wave conditions prevailing in the city for the past few days, with the mercury rising in many places on Friday
However, the mist continued in isolated areas
The minimum temperature settled at 16 degrees Celsius, a notch above Thursday
With the sun shining brightly through most of the day, the maximum temperature, too, reported a spike. It rose to 31.1 degrees Celsius
The latest forecast from India Meteorological Department-Hyderabad said day and night temperatures are likely to rise by two to four degrees gradually during the next five days
The rise may be accompanied by mist during morning hours at isolated places and mainly clear sky later
The soaring temperatures can be attributed mainly to low-level southerlies and south-easterlies prevailing over the State
Meanwhile, minimum temperatures may remain between 11 and 15 degrees Celsius in some districts during the next three days.