The cyclone Maha is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next 12 hours and into a Cyclonic Storm during the subsequent 24 hours.
The fishermen have been asked to observe the total suspension of fishing operations till November 6.
A special bulletin issued by regional meteorological office stated that the system is likely to concentrate into a depression over east-central Bay of Bengal during the next 48 hours.
Due to weather system, a widespread rainfall occurred over Tamil Nadu in which Thiruvaarur received 7 centimetre and Mahabalipuram received six centimetre the most.
In fact, heavy rains and thundershowers have been predicted across the State for the coming four days by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
IMD maintains a network of Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) and Automatic Rain Gauge (ARG) stations across the State to measure rainfall on a real-time basis.
As per the IMD forecast, heavy rains are likely to occur at isolated places across the State on Wednesday and Thursday.
Even as the monsoon has begun to withdraw from other parts of the country, it continues to be normal in Telangana.
Rains will continue to lash the city for the coming few days, as the monsoon is normal in the State.
Normally the withdrawal starts on September 1 and reaches Odisha by October 10.
Three teams of NDRF including one in Baramati and two others in city area have been deployed in the district of search and rescue operation.
The deep depression that formed over the northeast and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea on Sunday morning intensified into the cyclonic storm Hikaa after moving nearly westwards.
A low pressure area over the north-west Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger light to moderate rainfall or thundershower activity at several places in the State till Friday.
Heavy rain on Friday evening once again brought the West Zone of the city to its knees, with several key areas experiencing heavy waterlogging.
The IMD is planning to expand its forecast from rather than just giving weather predictions to possible damages inclement weather can cause.