Flight operations at Mumbai airport suspended till 7 pm as severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Nisarga’ crosses Alibagh

Flight operations at Mumbai Airport will remain closed till 7 pm on Wednesday, as it is a preventive move due to cyclonic storm Nisarga landfall near Alibaug with a speed of 120-110 kmph in the afternoon. Made.

Mumbai International Limited (MIAL) said that the decision to temporarily suspend flight services at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) was taken in consultation with the Airport Authority of India (AAI).

“Considering the strong crosswind, it has been decided that no arrival and departure will take place between 2.30 am and 7 pm,” MIAL said in a statement.

A total of 19 flights were scheduled for Wednesday, including 11 departures and eight arrivals by five airlines, Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir and AirAsia India.

Earlier, severe cyclonic storm ‘Nisarga’ over the eastern Arabian Sea moved towards the northeast during the last 06 hours with a speed of about 23 kmph, with a maximum speed of 120-110 kmph at 100-110 kmph. Around 12:30 to 2:30 pm along the Maharashtra coast south of Alibaug, with the speed of the hour, India Meteorological Department said.

By 2:30 pm, it was focused on coastal Maharashtra, close to east-southeast of Alibaug, 75 km southeast of Mumbai and 65 km west of Pune.

The Meteorological Department said that there is a possibility of gradual weakening in the northeast and cyclonic storm during the next 06 hours.

The system is continuously being tracked by Doppler Weather Riders (DWR) in Mumbai.

IMD said thunderstorm wind, speed of 90-100 kmph with a speed of 110 kmph, prevailing along the eastern Maharashtra Sea and off the north Maharashtra coast (Raigad, Mumbai and adjoining Thane), 60-80. Km / h and 60-80 km / h from Ratnagiri, the remaining areas of Sindhudurg, Palghar and Thane. Thunderstorms, gusting to 60-70 kmph with a speed of 80 kmph, along with Valsad, Navsari district of Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and the Arabian Sea, Surat and Bharuch districts in the northeast And will gradually reduce to South Gujarat during the next 03 hours and thereafter.

During the next 03 hours, the wind, running at a speed of 50-60 kmph, is likely to move at 50-60 kmph over the remaining districts of the south-Gujarat coast as well as the northeast Arabian Sea.

During the next 6 hours, the wind is expected to blow at a speed of 50-60 kmph along the Karnataka-Goa coasts and over the east-eastern Arabian Sea and at a speed of 50-60 kmph.

The IMD has warned of light to moderate rains with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over North Konkan (Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Raigad districts) and North Central Maharashtra during the next 24 hours.

Light to moderate rains are likely over South Konkan (Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts) and Goa and South Gujarat region (Valsad, Navsari, Dang, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Surat districts). ) During the next 24 hours.

Light to moderate rains are likely over most parts of West Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha during the next 24 hours with heavy falls at isolated places.

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