Meanwhile, the sweltering heat and humid conditions have also returned to the State after cyclone Asani dissipated last week.
According to the IMD, the maximum temperatures are likely to be 20 Celsius to 30 Celsius above normal in the State in the next two days.
A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rainfall.
He said steps should be taken to shift people from areas facing threat of landslides or flood. Camps should be opened if necessary and food and water supply ensured there.
Heavy to very heavy rain has been forecasted over Salem, Dharmapuri, Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Perambalur and Namakkal on Saturday.
The Thrissur Pooram organisers had to postpone the fireworks display, which was scheduled to be held on Wednesday morning, to Sunday due to heavy rain.
The researchers from four universities of the State studied the long-term patterns in the frequencies of cyclonic events and their associated impacts in coastal Odisha between 1890 and 2020.
H&UD minister Pratap Jena who reviewed the preparedness of civic bodies said alert has been sent to 77 ULBs in 18 districts likely to be affected by the storm.
Residents of KK Nagar said the underground drainage works are going on at snail’s pace in their area and that contractors are leaving the roads as such after laying pipelines.
Moderate rains predicted in three regions of Andhra today; thunderstorms likely in North, South Coastal districts.
The rainfall caught many commuters by surprise on Tuesday evening as the day temperature was 34 degrees Celsius in city and 34.1 degrees Celsius at HAL airport.
In the Tirunelveli district, lemon is cultivated on 271 hectares and mango is cultivated on 1,263 hectares by the farmers.
The BBMP control room received calls of tree falling at Chamarajpet, Thyagarajnagar and Laggere.
A tight security was in place, CCTVs were installed and BBMP health staff were deputed along the procession route.
Apart from this, local convection due to rising temperatures is leading to rainfall.