Dhaka, May 25 -- Cyclonic storm 'Remal' is likely to hit southern districts of Bangladesh by Sunday evening, a meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said.

"Under the influence of cyclone, Bangladesh, particularly its southern and southeastern regions may witness heavy to very heavy rainfall," Director General of Department of Disaster Management Mizanur Rahman told BSS news agency on Saturday evening.

Referring to the data of the Met Office, he said a large radius of the cyclone has been developed and significant rainfall may occur in 19 coastal districts side by side central parts of the country.

As the cyclonic storm is approaching the coastal regions of Bangladesh, much of the southern parts may witness rainfal...