Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storm Phethai, has triggered rainfall in several parts of the State today.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in Malkangiri, Koraput, Gajapati and Rayagada.

Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nuapada, Bargarh, Bolangir, Jharsuguda and Sambalpur districts are expected to receive rainfall today.

Meanwhile, farmers in Odisha have been advised to take necessary measures to protect their crops in view of the rain .