Hundreds of flights delayed by thunderstorms in UAE

Heavy rains, coupled with thunderbolt and lighting that hit the country from pre-dawn to early morning on Friday, has sent air traffic into a tailspin, causing delays in more than 100 flights, both inbound and outbound, Gulf News has learnt.

The inclement weather brought different intensities of rain that fell over scattered areas of the country, triggering a number of road accidents.

Between the 9am and noon on Friday, more than 100 flights out of Dubai were dalayed.

Another 30 or so inbound flights into Dubai were also delayed, including flights of flydubai from Prague, Virgin Atlantic from London, Air Astana from Almaty, Jet Airways from India, and Emirates from Islamabad, according to aviation tracking site, Flight-Tracker.

Furthermore, more than 20 flights into Dubai were delayed between 12noon to 3pm on Friday.



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