Bengaluru Airport Halts Operations Amidst Torrential Rainfall

Heavy overnight rain in Bengaluru disrupted flight services, with several domestic and international flights diverted. Strong winds and rainfall brought down trees in several city areas. While the rain offered respite from the summer heat, it also caused inconvenience for air travelers. The rainfall has been ongoing for four days, bringing 14 mm of rain to the city in the past 24 hours.

PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: 10-05-2024 10:52 IST | Created: 10-05-2024 10:52 IST
Bengaluru Airport Halts Operations Amidst Torrential Rainfall
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Heavy overnight rain disrupted flight services in Bengaluru, officials at the Kempegowda International Airport said on Friday. Several flights including international passenger flights were diverted, they said.

''Heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds rendered the airport inaccessible for landing between 9.35 pm and 10.29 pm, leading to diversion of flights,'' a BIAL official said in a statement.

He said 13 domestic flights, three international passenger flights, and one international cargo flight were diverted to Chennai on Thursday.

The rain coupled with strong winds brought down many trees in several parts of the city including, Jayanagar, Nrupathunga Nagar and RR Nagar.

The rains also brought relief to the Bengaluru residents from the blistering summer heat, which they had not witnessed for many decades.

The city has been receiving rain for the past four days.

According to the India Meteorological Department, Bengaluru city received 14 mm rain in the 24-hour period till 8.30 am on Friday.

It said in a statement the maximum and minimum temperature of the city stood at 33 and 22 degrees Celsius respectively in the last 24 hours.

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