Monday, May 17, 2021

Cyclone Tauktae effect: Mumbai airport to remain shut till 6 pm

Mumbai: The Mumbai airport has announced suspension of all flight operations from 11 am to 6 pm on Monday, with cyclone Tauktae currently routing off the western coast of Maharashtra.

About 30 departures and 27 arrivals are scheduled to operate from/to Mumbai airport in these three hours, said sources. Airlines have cancelled some of the flights, while others will be rescheduled.

The morning began with SpiceJet flight SG 678 from Chennai being diverted to Surat around 8.15 am, said a Mumbai International Airport Ltd spokesperson. The Boeing 737 circled over the city for over 30 minutes before it diverted.

Aviation weather report issued at 9.30 am, showed a southeast wind with a speed of 40 mph with gusts going up to 60 mph. The sky over Mumbai is overcast at 8000 feet. The forecast showed thunderstorm and rain showers.

17/05/21 Manju V/Times of India

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