Even though the Cyclone Vayu has diverted its course from Gujarat, and thereby eliminated the chances of landfall, yet air passengers may find it difficult to travel to this and neighbouring states – even places like Mumbai, Pune and Goa are on the affected cities list where flights may be delayed or cancelled.
Latest predictions of both Skymet and IMD reveal that Cyclone Vayu has changed its course from Gujarat. However, it will skirt Saurashtra Coast and regions surrounding it. But Skymet also points out that, Vayu still continues to be a Category 2 typhoon, and would still give heavy to very heavy rains over Gujarat.
On Wednesday, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) suspended flight operations on some 5 airports of Gujarat for over 24 hours. Also on the same day, while Mumbai witnessed good showers, nearly 400 flights were affected due to weather caused by the cyclone. Read More