Two leading weather forecast agencies, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Skymet Weather Services told a news agency that it would rain on Saturday and Sunday, while patchy showers are expected on Friday night.

"Tomorrow (Saturday) and day after that, there are fair chances that it would rain in early morning, late afternoon and evening, with strong winds and thundershowers. It may spoil the event," said Mahesh Palawat, director of Skymet, India's only private weather forecasting agency.

 The weather office's forecast of heavy showers for Saturday also gave anxious moments to the organisers who were giving final touches to their preparation for the event.

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