Flights Delayed, Diverted At Delhi Airport After Heavy Rain, Thunderstorm


Heavy rain, along with thunderstorm, hit Delhi again on Monday evening after the first bout early this morning. The late evening showers have delayed several flights, while many have been diverted forcing airlines to issue updates.

“The skies have decided to drench #Delhi. Our flight operations might get impacted. For cancelled flights, visit https://bit.ly/36u4Mh9 to opt for Plan B. Please keep enough travel time in hand to avoid any hassle. To check the flight status, please visit http://bit.ly/2EjJGGT,” tweeted IndiGo.

Vistara, SpiceJet, Air India have also announced flight delays due to inclement weather.

Intense heatwave conditions are unlikely to hit the national capital at least for another six days, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.

The morning weather conditions were caused due to a western disturbance affecting northwest India. There was moderate to heavy rainfall accompanied with strong gusty winds blowing at 80 kmph.

According to the weather department, this was the season’s first moderate-intensity storm.

The weather department has issued a yellow alert for Tuesday and has forecast partly cloudy skies with light rain or thundershower along with gusty winds at the speed of 30-40 kmph.

The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle around 34 and 19 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

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