MUMBAI- Due to the bad weather amid cyclone Biparjoy spilling over the Arabian Sea, flight operations at Mumbai Airport were impacted last night.
As cyclone Biparjoy’s intensity grew and became an “extremely severe cyclonic storm,” it pummelled Mumbai with torrential rain and strong winds.
As hundreds of travelers waited for hours to board their planes, the Mumbai International Airport saw scenes of agitation and unrest. Due to the weather, many flights were delayed or canceled, and some had to abort the landing.
Mumbai Airport Affected by Cyclone Biparjoy
Late Friday night, Air India released a statement stating that some of its flights departing from Mumbai would be delayed due to poor weather and a temporary runway closure.
“Some of our flights have been delayed or canceled due to adverse weather conditions, the temporary closure of Runway 09/27 at the Mumbai International Airport, and other unavoidable consequences. We apologize for the disruptions that we caused to our visitors despite our best efforts to limit them.
Flight delays cause us just as much pain as discomfort. We’re only forced to adjust the schedule in this way under severely uncontrolled circumstances. Indigo responded to a passenger’s tweet, “We look forward to your kind understanding.
In different places, the weather office issued a “thunderstorm” signal in the coastal regions of Maharashtra.
In the upcoming three to four hours, isolated locations in the districts of Ratnagiri, Raigad, Thane, Palghar, and Kolhapur are likely to see thunderstorms with lightning and light to moderate rain.
Subsequently, the gusty winds will reach 30 to 40 mph. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) advised moving out to be cautious.
Flights Delayed or Cancelled
On Thursday, it is anticipated that Cyclone Biparjoy will make landfall along the shores of Pakistan and Gujarat. The cyclone is expected to bring heavy rain and winds that could reach 150 kmph from June 13 to 15.
Further, it is expected to have an impact on the districts of Kutch, Jamnagar, Morbi, Gir Somnath, Porbandar, and Devbhumi Dwarka.
The IMD has warned fishermen not to go into the waters off the coasts of Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Lakshadweep.
The state governments are instructed to keep a careful eye on things. Further, monitor the situation in their regions frequently, and take the necessary precautions. Accordingly, district authorities have been informed, according to the IMD.
The Pakistani government has also urged authorities in Sindh and Balochistan to be on guard. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rain and thunder are likely to begin on the beaches of Sindh and Makran on June 13 at night.
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