MORE than 100 flights have been cancelled across Australia, including more than a dozen to and from the Gold Coast, as 100km/h winds batter the country’s largest airport in Sydney.
Wild winds with gusts stronger than 100km/h have torn roofs from buildings and brought down countless power lines across Sydney and the Central Coast, blacking out more than 400000 homes and business.
The wild weather has led to the cancellation of at least 120 in and out bound flights at Kingsford-Smith Airport. Scores more have been delayed.
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Travellers are warned to check disruptions to their individual airlines amid warnings of further cancellations.
A 106km/h wind gust was recorded on Sydney Harbour this morning, while a 102km/h gust was recorded at Kurnell, in Sydney’s south – the strongest winds recorded in that location in three years.