MUMBAI: Heavy rain and poor visibility led to flight services at Mumbai airport being briefly halted this morning. Flights scheduled to land were asked to go into holding patterns above the airport while conditions cleared. Flight operations resumed at around 9.30 am but the airport’s public relations office has confirmed “a delay due to weather”. Three flights had to be diverted to other airports.
“Due to heavy rains, the visibility is changing every minute. Since 9:15 am, the visibility at the airport is fluctuating. There is a delay due to weather. No cancellation as of now but 3 diversions took place till now.
According to the Regional Meteorological Centre in Mumbai the city received nearly 90 millimetres of rain over a 24-hour period ending 8.30 am this morning. Forecasts suggest the city will receive intermittent to heavy rain over the next 48 hours.