Durga Puja 2018: Cyclone Titli in Bay of Bengal to Affect Pandal Preparations Ahead of Festival
Heavy rainfall | File Image | (Photo Credits: PTI)

Kolkata, October 10: The Met Department has warned that run-up to Durga Puja could be spoiled due to rains by an approaching cyclone. According to Times of India report, depression has started over the southeast Bay of Bengal, and adjoining North Andaman Sea, and is likely to intensify into a cyclone by October 10. Durga Puja 2018: Idols of Goddess Durga for Navaratri Are Made With Soil From Sonagachi Brothels, Here's Why!

There are chances that the cyclone could weaken after that, but the chances of sporadic showers during the Durga Puja still remains. The cyclone, which is yet to be named, was stationed 950kms south of Kolkata in the Southeast Bay of Bengal, the wind speed could touch 75km/hr in the coastal areas. There is news that the rains will lose their intensity, but the chances of sporadic showers cannot be ruled out. Odisha on High Alert Due to Cyclone Titli: Met Department Issues Heavy Rainfall Warning for Next 3 Days.

Meteorological Center Bhubaneswar has issued heavy rainfall warning for the next three days in the state of Odisha in the light of cyclonic storm Titli. The state government has asked officials to remain alert till the situation gets better. The possible threat of a cyclone has pushed the state government to cancel holidays of emergency personnel.