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.
WEATHER WARNING: Streets are flooded, roads are closed, flights are cancelled and the heaviest of the rain is still to come as Sydney is smashed by heavy rain and damaging winds. #9Today pic.twitter.com/dShBZa6ZGx
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) November 27, 2018
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.”
⚠️ TRAVEL ADVICE ⚠️ Some flights in and out of Gold Coast Airport are experiencing delays today, due to adverse weather conditions in Sydney. Please contact your airline for updated flight information.
— Gold Coast Airport (@gcairport) November 28, 2018