Mumbai rains temporarily disrupt flight schedules

30 Aug 2017 by Neha Gupta Kapoor

Yesterday, Mumbai received 298mm of rainfall, as was recorded by the India Meteorological Department. This has been reported as being the highest in 24 hours since August 1997.

Many were stranded in the city due to heavy flooding in several areas. The runway at Mumbai Airport was also partially waterlogged, and visibility reduced due to winds and heavy rainfall. This led to seven flights being diverted and several others  delayed for an hour or more.

The Government of India, Mumbai Police and Disaster Management Authority have been constantly issuing warnings, via social media and news channels, to those in Mumbai to be safe. At 8am today, the Regional Meteorological Centre of Mumbai has published on its website that for the next 48 hours, “Intermittent rain or showers with heavy to very heavy falls in some areas likely to occur in city and suburbs.”

This is what the airport and airlines have tweeted since the rains:

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Air India

Jet Airways





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