Mumbai airport update: Heavy rains hit Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, hundreds of flights got delayed - Here's what you must know
The impact of heavy rains was such that, in less than 24 hours, the number of flights that have been delayed was in hundreds.
The Mumbai monsoon has finally arrived with heavy showers in various regions of the cities. Once again the rains slowed operations at one of the busiest airports in India, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus on Friday. Various airlines like SpiceJet and Indigo have already warned their passengers about the delay in flights from and to Mumbai airport. The impact of heavy rains was such that, in less than 24 hours, the number of flights that have been delayed is in hundreds. Looks like the situation is not expected to change anytime soon, as weather forecaster has predicted more heavy showers to come on weekend.
According to Mumbai airport website on Friday, 201 flights were delayed during departures including both domestic and international airlines. Majority of flights were delayed between 9AM early morning till 12PM. Similarly, approximately 117 flights were delayed or enroute during arrivals at Mumbai airport. For arrivals, majority flights were delayed from 12PM, with more delays to follow.
According to Skymet, rainfall activity began yesterday and last night many parts of Panvel, Badlapur, Shahapur and adjoining areas saw hefty showers. Rains were also observed over BKC, Kurla, Vashi, Chembur, Santa Cruz, Colaba, Borivali, Kandivali and a few others. In the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Thursday, Colaba saw 3 mm of rains while Santa Cruz recorded 4 mm of rainfall.
On Thursday, the weather forecaster said, “Mumbai rains did make an appearance early in the morning with cloud cover taking over and making it look like a typical Monsoon morning in Mumbai, dark and overcast. Since then, rains have begun over Mumbai and are continuing.”
As per weathermen at Skymet Weather, Mumbai Rains are expected to continue throughout the day today and will become heavy to very heavy in pockets during this time. Sky will remain cloudy throughout the day with no sign of sunshine. Traffic jams and many other problems associated with heavy rains may be seen. High tide will also be a sight as rain in Mumbai continues to increase.
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