Bhubaneswar: Odisha is likely to experience light to moderate rain on February 16 and 17.
According to the regional centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) here, light to moderate rain is likely to occur at one or two places in Nuapada, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh and Deogarh between 8.30 am on February 16 and 8.30 am on February 17.
Dry weather is very likely to prevail in the rest of the state during this period, it added.
Yellow warning of thunderstorm and lightning has also been issued for 11 districts in the state for 24 hours from 8.30 am on February 17. They are Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Boudh, Angul, Balangir, Mayurbhanj, Balasore and Keonjhar.
Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at one or two places in south interior Odisha: Gajapati, Ganjam, Angul, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Balasore and Bhadrak on this day.
“There will be no major change in minimum temperature in Odisha in the next three to four days, following which it will withness a slight rise in the mercury level,” said weather scientist HR Biswas.