Wind, rain causes delays in flights, airport cancellations



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A single runway at Sydney airport is in operation, as heavy storms have caused major disruption in flights.

Sydney airport media spokeswoman Cait Tynan has confirmed to news.com.au that the airport is still in operation, but there have been delays and probable cancellations.

"People need to check with their airlines before they get to the airport. Airlines are the ones that make decisions about delays, "she said.

She also noted that passengers arriving at the airport could face delays of 15 to 20 minutes in the landing of airplanes if the thunderbolt is intense, since no operational employee could be on the track when there were lightning.

Ms Tynan said the airport was operating with only one lane on Friday and part of Thursday.

"Time has been crazy," she said.

Extra staff were put in to help the passengers.

More than a month of rain fell at two o'clock in Sydney this morning with authorities urging passengers to think about staying at home.

Between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., 90mm of rain fell in Sydney's main meteorological center – the average for November is 67mm. Half of that dropped in just 30 minutes.

Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tigerair and Jetstar say wild weather is expected to affect flights.

Passengers are also having trouble accessing the domestic terminal due to flooding at Mascot.

The 'Riordan St reopened after being partially closed due to flooding, but there is no access to the domestic terminal.

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