Severe thunderstorm warning for NSW, flights cancelled

ANYONE flying to or from Sydney Airport today is being warned to prepare for long delays and flight cancellations, with wild weather lashing the city.

More than 20 flights have already been cancelled, with thousands of travellers left stranded inside both the International and Domestic terminals.

It comes after a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of the state, with “intense rainfall and vigorous winds that may lead to flash flooding” expected in the warning area over the next several hours.


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Locations which may be affected include Gosford, Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong, Nowra, Ulladulla and Katoomba.

The Bureau of Meteorology has also warned that thunderstorms in the Greater Sydney area are also likely to produce VERY heavy rainfall.

West Pennant Hills recorded a whopping 72.5mm from 5:30am to 6:30am.

Sydney Airport is urging travellers to check the status of their flight with their individual airline.

“Due to adverse weather conditions today, we expect that International and Domestic terminals will experience some flight delays and cancellations,” the airport said in a statement.

“Please contact your airline for more information.”

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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