Due to heavy rains and low visibility, up to 8 flights were diverted at Mumbai’s airport on Friday, “Due to poor weather conditions, as a precaution, around eight flights were diverted to nearby airports.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) advises all its passengers to check their flight status with their respective airlines,” the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) told in a report.
Due to the inclement climate and low visibility, it proactively informed all travelers of flight reschedules and provided refreshments for those waiting to board, according to the report.
On Friday evening, heavy rains fell in several parts of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, particularly in the eastern suburbs. Since 8 am, the city has received 8.23 mm of rain, the western suburbs 19.72 mm, and the eastern suburbs 27.66 mm. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, some areas in the eastern suburbs received up to 62 mm of rain (BMC).
Central Pollution Control Board
The national capital saw a clear sky with moderate air quality on Friday, despite the fact that the city’s air quality is expected to deteriorate to poor in the coming days. According to the Central Pollution Control Board’s 24-hour Air Quality Index (AQI) bulletin, Delhi’s air quality was moderate at 154.
- As per the India Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature was 31.4 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal (IMD). The minimum temperature was 19 degrees Celsius. The humidity ranged between 96 and 47%, IMD stated.
Similar climate conditions are expected to persist on Saturday. “The maximum and minimum temperatures would be approximately 32 and 19 degrees Celsius, respectively, on Saturday,” an IMD official stated.
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According to the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology’s Air Quality Early Warning System, the air quality will likely remain moderate to poor on Saturday and poor on Sunday. Heavy rains lash Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu’s Madurai witnessed heavy rain lashing several parts of the city.
Meanwhile, over 40 visitors were rescued from the Dudhsagar waterfalls in South Goa after a cable bridge collapsed due to heavy rains on Friday, according to an official statement.
The incident happened on Friday evening as a result of heavy rains along the Goa-Karnataka border, which caused the waterfall’s water level to rise. Search for the 2 mountaineers who continue to be missing after the October 4 avalanche in the district went on for the 11th day on Friday amid poor climate.
The inclement climate at the avalanche site located at an altitude of 17,000 feet near Draupadi ka Danda-II peak has been hampering search and rescue efforts for nearly a week.
2 mountaineers out of a team of 29 are still missing, Registrar of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering Vishal Ranjan said. Twenty-seven bodies have already been recovered and brought down, he stated.
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