Heavy Rainfall in Bengaluru Causes Flight Delays and Diversions at Bengaluru Kempegowda Airport

Heavy Rainfall in Bengaluru: A heavy downpour on Thursday, May 9, led to water leakage at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), resulting in significant flight delays and diversions. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru airport received a staggering 72.4 mm of rainfall, while the city recorded 14 mm of rain within a span of 24 hours.

Heavy Rainfall in Bengaluru Causes Flight Delays & Diversions: Seventeen flights were diverted to Chennai due to damages incurred at terminal 2. The airport’s landing strip became inaccessible between 9.35 pm and 10.29 pm due to heavy winds and rainfall. Among the diverted flights were thirteen domestic flights, three international passenger flights, and one international cargo flight.

IMD officials reported the recorded rainfall between 8.30 am on May 9 and 8.30 am on May 10. However, as weather conditions improved at Kempegowda International Airport, the diverted flights were later redirected to Bengaluru.

The IMD has issued a yellow warning, signaling heavy rainfall, for Bengaluru until May 13, urging residents and travelers to stay cautious and monitor updates closely.