Bad weather condition disrupts domestic and international flights


Almost all domestic and international flights to and from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) were disrupted due to adverse weather Monday.

According to TIA Office, the take-off and landing of aircraft were obstructed with the foggy weather in and around the runway. The airport which was completely affected till Monday afternoon witnessed frequent disruptions in the evening as well.

TIA Spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur shared that most of the domestic and international flights have been affected due to bad weather condition.

Most of the domestic flights did not take off Monday while almost all international flights were diverted to Lucknow, India because of weather variation.

Daily 100 plus domestic flights and 45 international flights are being operated from TIA. With disruption in flights operation, there was a big crowd of passengers outside the domestic and international terminals.

The westerly winds had caused weather variation across the country including Kathmandu and partial rainfall occurred in some of the places.

According to Meteorological Forecasting Division, the weather variation across the country was triggered by the westerly wind and rainfall took place in western belt of the country.

Meteorologist Shanti Kandel said that the federal capital and other areas of the country would witness rainfall since Tuesday morning (Mahashivaratri) and the weather condition would improve in the Tuesday afternoon.

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