Delhi Rains: Inclement weather disrupts flight operations, passengers stranded at airport

“Due to bad weather, flight operations at Delhi Airport are affected. Passengers are requested to get in touch with the airline concerned for updated flight information,” said Delhi Airport. 

Delhi Rains: Inclement weather disrupts flight operations, passengers stranded at airport

New Delhi: Several parts of Delhi and nearby areas witnessed heavy rainfall along with thunderstorm on Monday (May 23, 2022) morning bringing relief to people from the summer heat. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted rain along with gusty winds will continue for the next two hours. "Dust storm/Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with a speed of 50-80 Km/h is very likely to continue over Delhi-NCR and adjoining areas during the next 2 hours," IMD tweeted. 

The heavy rain storm in the national capital also affected flight operations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport with the airport authority requesting the passengers to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information.

“Due to bad weather, flight operations at Delhi Airport are affected. Passengers are requested to get in touch with the airline concerned for updated flight information,” said Delhi Airport. 

Meanwhile, many airlines advised the passenger to keep some buffer travel time on their hands and check the latest status of their flights in view of the bad weather. 

The weather office also issued an ‘orange alert’ for the national capital predicting rain accompanied by squalls at the speed of 50-60 kmph on Monday under the influence of a western disturbance. Earlier on Saturday, parts of the national capital received rain.

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