4 planes failed to land at Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport due to extreme weather

File photo of the airport in Bali. Photo: Ngurah Rai International Airport
File photo of the airport in Bali. Photo: Ngurah Rai International Airport

Four planes failed to land at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport over the weekend due to extreme weather, though experts say rainfall might gradually decrease in the coming days as floods inundated parts of the province.

Taufan Yudhistira, a spokesman from airport management firm PT Angkasa Pura I, said yesterday that flights from Super Air Jet, Citilink, Batik Air, and Lion Air, were affected by the extreme weather conditions on Sunday. A flight from Super Air Jet returned to Jakarta, while the rest were reportedly diverted to different airports. 

Though no flights were canceled, there were also reports of other flights being delayed over the weekend. As of yesterday evening, flight operations have returned to normal, Taufan said. 

Bali was showered with heavy rain since Sunday evening, with the local chapter of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) categorizing it under extreme weather. 

Many parts of Bali were inundated yesterday due to the downpour, with various areas and main roads being submerged in water, including Legian and Seminyak.

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