Mumbai: Flights diverted due to heavy rain and poor visibility, IMD predicts heavy rainfall for next 24 hours

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Heavy rains caused poor visibility and delay in flight operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport here on Monday morning.

An airport spokesperson said, “Due to heavy rains, the visibility is changing every minute. Since 9:15 am today, the visibility at the airport has been fluctuating. There is a delay due to the weather. There has been no flight cancellation. However, three diversions have taken place.”

Earlier, the spokesperson had said, “Due to heavy rains, there was no movement of flights at the airport.”

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Last week the main runway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport was shut for over 90 hours after a Jaipur-Mumbai SpiceJet plane carrying 167 passengers overshot while landing amid heavy rain.

According to IMD, Mumbai is predicted to continue receiving heavy rainfall for the next 24 hours as well.

According to the Regional Meteorological Centre in Mumbai heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at places in Mumbai and districts of Raigad, Thane, Palghar and Mumbai on July 9,and 10.

Rains have wreaked havoc in Mumbai with 27 people dying in a wall collapse incident in Malad on July 5.

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