Mumbai airport briefly suspends operations due to heavy downpour

PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP

Several flights to the Indian city of Mumbai have been delayed and three more diverted after the airport was briefly shut due to heavy rain and poor visibility.

Flight operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport have since resumed but authorities confirmed "a delay due to weather".

With the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting more rain across the region, passengers are being advised to check with their airline before heading to the airport.

This comes a week after the main runway of the city airport was shut after a domestic flight overshot the runway, bringing the operations to a halt. 

The operations had resumed four days later after much chaos.

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