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04 Jul 2019 | 07:12 AM UTC

India: Mumbai airport (BOM) delays persist July 4 due to ongoing storms /update 2

India News Alert

Continued heavy rain forecast for Mumbai (Maharashtra state) and west coast of India July 4-5; flight and train disruptions continue at Mumbai and the greater region

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Mumbai, Maharashtra, Mumbai International Airport (BOM)

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Event

Storms in Mumbai (Maharashtra state) and along the western Konkan coast of India will continue through Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, as flight and train disruptions persist. Widespread rainfall of up to 10 cm (4 in) is expected on Thursday to add to the very heavy rainfall from the past several days. As of 11:30 (local time), flight delays for departing and arriving aircraft at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) have been reported. Train service between Mumbai and Pune has been suspended or diverted due to a derailment. Further flooding and associated disruptions, including road closures and transportation disruptions, power outages, and infrastructure damage, are possible in the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in Mumbai and the surrounding areas and those flying through BOM are advised to monitor local weather reports, maintain flexible itineraries and confirm travel reservations, and anticipate power, telecommunication, and transportation disruptions, including flight and train delays and cancelations and traffic congestion. 

 

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