We all know about the intensifying cyclone, Biparjoy. Well, the cyclone, which is causing inclement weather everywhere, has affected air travel as well. Many flights got delayed at the Mumbai airport as the main runway was temporarily closed due to unsafe weather. This forced the passengers to wait for hours and hours, leading to their getting furious on Sunday night. Airlines posted updates on Twitter, while furious passengers too took their ordeal to social media.
Cyclone Biparjoy Causes Chaos At Mumbai Airport
Mumbai airport witnessed chaos as several flights got delayed because of Cyclone Biparjoy. Many passengers complained about their flights being delayed due to strong winds and rain, which affected operations at the Mumbai airport.
@IndiGo6E flight in runway for last 45 min 6E5262.. ppl aren’t complaining either as it’s very common in Indigo nowadays.. y d he’ll u start boarding if u can’t take off in 20min from boarding gate closure @DGCAIndia
— Ashok Kumar (@0aa794d102e44fd) June 12, 2023
Many airlines announced the flight delay and also tried to calm the passengers, explaining how the delay is troublesome for them as well. Passengers expressed their ordeal on social media as they had to wait for hours to board the plane.
Inclement weather conditions and the temporary closure of Runway 09/27 at the Mumbai airport, in addition to other consequential factors beyond our control have resulted in delays and cancellation of some of our flights. We regret the inconvenience caused…
— Air India (@airindia) June 11, 2023
A video of a woman indulging in a fight with an IndiGo Airlines staff member at the Mumbai airport over a flight delay.
— Dev Kachari (@KachariDev) June 11, 2023
Western Coastline Might Expect a Landfall
There were many videos from Mumbai airport that were posted on Twitter.
Utter chaos @AkasaAir at Mumbai Airport. Flight to Bangalore is twice delayed and gate changed FIVE times. Making people look jokers and run around the airport with luggage! Beyond ridiculous! Such shame! 8.15 new take off time and boarding yet to begin! Ppl furious now! pic.twitter.com/C4KolqJPRo
— Boris D’Souza (@boris_dsouza) June 11, 2023
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has released a weather forecast. According to it, rain and thunderstorms are expected on Monday in Mumbai. This is because Cyclone Biparjoy has grown into an extremely severe cyclonic storm. The western coastline might witness a landfall on June 15.
Cyclone Alert for Saurashtra & Kutch Coast: Yellow Message. ESCS BIPARJOY over eastcentral Arabian Sea, at 2330 IST of 11th Jun near lat 18.9N & long 67.7E, Likely to cross between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) by noon of 15thJune. More details: https://t.co/EGetkpfaKk pic.twitter.com/ZUbomX4bPY
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) June 11, 2023
The IMD has anticipated moderate and light spells of rain with winds flowing at 45–55 kph in several parts of Maharashtra. This includes Raigad, Palghar, Mumbai, and Thane. High-tide waves have also been seen in Mumbai as the cyclone intensifies into a storm. On Sunday night, some parts of Maharashtra witnessed moderate rainfall, including Mumbai.
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