Chennai Airport Halts Operations Amid Cyclone Michaung

Flight services disrupted at Chennai airport due to Cyclone Michaung's heavy rains

Hyderabad: Chennai airport has suspended flight operations until 11 pm on Monday due to heavy rains and winds from Cyclone Michaung. Earlier, arrivals were halted for two hours between 09:17 am and 11:30 am. Flights by Akasa Air, IndiGo, Vistara, and Air India to and from Chennai have been affected, leading to diversions.

Airlines recommend passengers rebook between December 4-10 for travel on or before December 17, citing inclement weather conditions. Passengers won't incur additional charges for rescheduling. Airlines advise checking flight statuses and allowing extra time for travel. Air India offers a one-time waiver for rescheduling/cancellation charges.

IMD issues red, yellow alerts for Tamil Nadu, Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert for Tamil Nadu, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall on December 4. North coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry may experience light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall. Odisha is under a yellow alert for heavy rainfall in various parts on December 4, with predictions of light to moderate rainfall in several areas. An orange alert is issued for December 5, anticipating heavy to very heavy rainfall in specific locations in Odisha.

Cyclone Michaung landfall

MD Issues Red Alert for Heavy Rainfall in Tamil Nadu on December 4; North Coastal Areas and Puducherry Expecting Light to Moderate Rainfall with Isolated Heavy to Very Heavy Rainfall. Odisha Under Yellow Alert for Heavy Rainfall on December 4, Including Light to Moderate Rainfall in Several Areas. Orange Alert Issued for December 5, Predicting Heavy to Very Heavy Rainfall in Specific Locations in Odisha.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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