New Delhi: Unusually heavy rains at the Delhi airport on Thursday reduced visibility, leading to disruption in flight operations.
According to Airport Met department, airport witnessed 117 mm of unprecedented rains between 1435 to 1540 hours.
"It was a cloudbrust like situation. Since 1959, this was the highest rainfall recorded at the IGI airport," said RK Jenamani, director Airport Met department.
The intensity of rain was such that the visibility at runway dropped to 250 metres.
This led to diversion of one flight while a few were asked to hover over Delhi airspace by the ATC, airport sources said.
However, since it was not the peak hour, many flights were not affected, they said, adding rains also disrupted the services of Airport Metro Express line.