Sydney Airport Flights Delayed By Wild Weather
Some passengers are experiencing delays of approximately an hour.
Currently a "small number" of flights have been impacted, however later flights are scheduled as normal for the time being, a Sydney Airport spokesperson has confirmed to ten daily.
However the airport is urging customers to check in with their airline if they have travel plans later in the day on Wednesday.
Jetstar told ten daily 30 of its flights have been impacted by the bad weather, with passengers experiencing delays of approximately an hour.
"We appreciate delays are frustrating and thank customers for their patience as our teams work to get everyone on their way as safely and quickly as possible," a spokesperson said.
A spokesperson from Qantas confirmed to ten daily all of its Sydney flights are currently running and said the airline has not been forced to cancel any flights on Wednesday.
Qantas flights have experienced a maximum delay of approximately 25 minutes, the spokesperson said.
Virgin Australia flights experienced some delays earlier during the day but a spokesperson has confirmed to ten daily that there have been no cancellations on Virgin Australia flights due to the bad weather.
All of the airline's flights are now back on schedule, the spokesperson said, adding that the airline was continuing to monitor the weather.
Disgruntled customers have taken to social media to voice their dismay at the delays that have hit other flights since this morning, as Sydneysiders battled through heavy rain and strong winds since this morning.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a gale warning for the Sydney and Illawara Coasts, with the radar at the airport on Wednesday morning picking up wind gusts as strong as 72 kilometres per hour.
The gusts are caused by a deep low pressure system in the Tasman Sea directing south-easterly winds onshore.
The Bureau has also warned severe thunderstorms in the state's mid-north coast, north west slopes and plains and parts of the Hunter and Northern Tablelands could bring large hailstones and damaging winds to the regions within the next few hours.
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