Four flights were diverted from Chennai International Airport today morning due to poor visibility caused by extreme fog. Chennaiites woke up to a foggy morning on Saturday with a nearly-zero visibility in some parts of the city. This was the second day when a blanket of thick fog covered several parts Chennai leading to temporary halts in flight arrivals and departures.
Ten flights were delayed this morning, reported news agency ANI.
India's biggest airlines IndiGo wrote on Twitter that flight departures and arrivals were impacted at Chennai Airport due to poor visbility. Passengers are advised to track flight status for timely updates. Budget airlines SpiceJet also informed its passengers to keep track of their flight timings due to poor weather in Chennai.
Several flights of IndiGo, SpiceJet, Vistara, Air India were either delayed or diverted on Friday as well due to low visibility near the Chennai Airport.
Chennai Airport wrote on its official Twitter handle on Friday, "Due to adverse weather conditions/poor visibility, flights are diverted/ delayed. The inconvenience caused to passengers is sincerely regretted. Passengers are requested to check with concerned airline (s) for further updates."
Famous blogger TamilNadu Weatherman said on Friday that fog is likely to continue in Chennai for the next 2-3 days. He also stated that the fog in the city was not due to pollution.
"It's not smog like what happened in November. We can see that once land gets heated up after sun comes up by 9 am, the fog fades away," TamilNadu Weatherman wrote on Twitter.
Tamil Nadu has received one of intense spells of rain in the past few weeks. The state is likely to get light to moderate showers in the next few days, according to Meteorological Department.