Cyclone Takutae: Mumbai Airport to remain shut

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Mumbai: Operations at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport will be closed for three hours on Monday due to Cyclone Takutae, an airport spokesperson has said.

“Due to cyclone alert, operations at Mumbai Airport need to be closed from 1100 hours local time to 1400 hours local time of 17th May, 2021,” the spokesperson said.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for Mumbai, warning of very heavy rains at isolated places with strong winds on Monday as cyclone Tuaktae is likely to pass close to the Mumbai coast.

Cyclone Tauktae – an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ – is currently 160 km south-southwest of Mumbai and is “very likely” to reach the Gujarat coast this evening with gusts of up to 200 km per hour, the weather department said this morning.

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