After receiving a warning from the national air traffic authority, airlines operating out of or arriving at Sydney Airport have cancelled approximately forty of their flights out of concern that heavy rain will compel the airport to use only one of its runways.
Travelers at the entrance have been interrupted just a few days before the start of the school holidays in NSW and just ahead of this Saturday’s AFL Grand Final. There are photographs of long lineups and congested terminals.
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“Domestic airlines notified overnight that some services may be impacted due to the terrible weather that is expected today,” a representative for Sydney Airport said. “In anticipation of the bad weather today.”
“We strongly encourage passengers to get in touch with their respective airlines to confirm the status of their flights.
It is recommended that passengers who are travelling today arrive at the airport two hours before to the departure of domestic flights and three hours prior to the departure of foreign services.
According to the information provided by the spokesman, around forty flights both to and from the airport were cancelled.
The weather warning for the midnight hours was issued by Airservices Australia, an air navigation agency that is owned and operated by the Australian government. The alert stated that Airservices Australia was “working with Sydney Airport to guarantee the safety of the flying public.”
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a significant chance of precipitation, with accumulations of up to 25 millimetres possible.
It is likely that during the morning there will be strong winds blowing from the east to the north-east, with speeds of 15 to 25 kilometres per hour.