Sydney weather: Strong winds cause chaos at airport with dozens of flights cancelled

| 09.08,19. 04:58 PM |

Sydney weather: Strong winds cause chaos at airport with dozens of flights cancelled

Dozens of domestic and international flights at Sydney Airport have been either delayed or cancelled by the strong winds lashing NSW.

A severe weather warning has been issued for parts of the state, with damaging winds and blizzard conditions forecast for much of the state's east.

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A third cold front for the week is expected to cross much of the state on Saturday bringing a major cold snap.

Vigorous westerly winds are affecting much of the state, especially the southeast including Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Hunter region, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

"It appears that today is the peak of the wind event," a bureau spokesman said.

Damaging winds

A severe weather warning has been issued for damaging winds in the state's east, from the Victorian border to as far north as Kempsey.

The strong and destructive winds have grounded many flights at Sydney airport with hundreds of passengers stranded.

On Friday morning, flights en route from Melbourne to Sydney were cancelled due to the extreme weather, with Sydney Domestic Airport down to just one runway.


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