“Due to bad weather conditions, as a precaution, around eight flights were diverted to nearby airports. CSMIA advises all its passengers to check their flight status with their respective airlines,” the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) said in a statement.
Due to bad weather and limited visibility, it pro-actively alerted all passengers of flight reschedules and supplied refreshments for those waiting to board, according to the statement.
On Friday evening, heavy rains fell in several parts of Mumbai, particularly in the eastern suburbs.
Since 8 a.m., the city has gotten 8.23 mm of rain, the western suburbs 19.72 mm, and the eastern suburbs 27.66 mm. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), certain places in the eastern suburbs received up to 62 mm of rain.