Bhubaneswar: The Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar has predicted rains to occur in five districts of the State by the impact of Andhra Pradesh-headed cyclonic storm on December 16 and 17.
The weather office has also predicted wind blow of 40 to 50 km gusting to 60 km per hour during the period. The districts which are likely to witness rains are Malkangiri, Rayagada, Koraput, Nabarangpur and Kalahandi.
The farmers of these have been advised to shift paddy plants, which have been cut for harvest, to safer places and not to keep paddy in the open harvesting yard.
Fishermen have also been advised not venture into the Bay of Bengal.