Cyclone Vayu live updates: Airports to remain shut

By Xappie Desk, June 12, 2019 16:19 IST

Cyclone Vayu live updates: Airports to remain shut

Gujarat's Rajkot, Porbandar and Bhuj airports will remain shut on Wednesday, June 12.

 
'No flights have landed at the airport since 9.50 p.m.,' a Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd.
 
Incoming flights were put on a holding pattern and were circling Mumbai. Landings resumed at 10.45 p.m. with an Indigo flight from Hyderabad being the first to touch down.
 
A Thai Airways flight hit a guard light and signboard while vacating the runway. The runway remained closed for clearing of debris, adding to the delays.
 
According to an IMD, the "Wind speed is very likely to increase further becoming gale wind speed reaching 90-100 km/h gusting to 115 km/h over east-central & adjoining northeast Arabian Sea.
 
It is very likely to be 50-60 km/h gusting to 70 km/h over South Gujarat and Maharashtra Coasts" on June 12, while it could go up to 110-120 km/h gusting to 135 km/h over the North Arabian Sea on June 13.
 
"It is very likely to be 65-75 km/h gusting to 75 km/h over Gujarat coast; and 50-60 km/h gusting to 70 km/h over north Maharashtra Coasts & northern parts of east-central Arabian Sea," the IMD added.
 
As per the information received from ATC, 22 flights (six international and 16 domestic) were diverted to Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad airports on June 10.



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