A United Airlines flight arriving from Newark was diverted to Delhi on Monday evening after poor visibility conditions severely disrupted operations at Mumbai international airport. Operations were halted for over an hour at the Mumbai airport, The Indian Express has learnt.
However, the main runway has now been opened for use. So far, eleven flights have been diverted.
Meanwhile, Mumbai and suburbs witnessed pre-monsoon showers on Monday night. It is the first pre-monsoon showers in the south Mumbai region, said an IMD official.
Areas like Colaba in south Mumbai, western suburbs of Santacruz, Malad, Kandivali and Borivali along with Kurla, Ghatkopar and Vikroli also received moderate rainfall, accompanied by thunder and lightning. Movement of suburban trains was affected near Kopar station due to some technical issues due to the rains.