Thursday, February 14, 2019

Alert passengers! Brace for more flight delays as Delhi could witness more rains

Gusty winds and thunderstorm could disrupt airline operations at Delhi airport in the coming days as western disturbances are expected to result in stormy conditions across northern India.

A senior official working at the meteorological department at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport told Moneycontrol that February 18-21 could see regions under western Himalaya braving thunderstorms and strong winds.

"In the coming days, the western disturbance could lead to gusty winds on February 19, 20 and 21 affecting operations at Delhi IGI," said RK Jenamani, head, meteorological department, IGI.
He said that winds at the speed of 20 to 30 kilometres per hour could be witnessed during these days with two to three thunderstorms.
Weather in the national capital changed abruptly on February 14th when people woke up to thunderstorms and spells of rain during the early part of the day. Consequently, two city bound flights, Vistara (UK 946) and GoAir (G8 709), were diverted to Lucknow and Jaipur respectively. Both of them originated from Ahmedabad.
A source told Moneycontrol that two more flights were expected to get diverted in case the're was a prolonged weather condition.
14/02/19 Nikita Vashisht/
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