Potential for further flight delays at Sydney

Peter Terlato 19 August 2017 NEWS

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High winds expected up and down NSW coast.

Extreme weather conditions on the New South Wales coast, roused yesterday, are expected to continue into the weekend, resulting in further potential delays and cancellations for passengers at Sydney Airport.

Gale force winds pummelling the state's coastline caused damage to several city buildings on Friday and forced Sydney Airport to ground and divert aircraft, delaying and cancelling hundreds of domestic flights.

All airlines were restricted to using just one runway, as winds exceeding 100 km/h gust the eastern seaboard.

An updated severe weather warning, issued by the Bureau of Meteorology at 10pm Friday, reveals gale winds will continue to batter the Byron, Coffs, Macquarie, Hunter, Sydney, Illawarra, Batemans and Eden coasts on Saturday.

There is also a strong wind warning for Sydney closed waters. Watsons Bay Ferry Wharf and Cockatoo Island Wharf were temporarily closed yesterday due to the high winds, however, most other services continued to operate as normal.

Passengers arriving into and flying out of Sydney Airport have been advised to check their airline's websites, travel alerts and social pages for further information. You can also access and monitor Sydney Airport's flight schedule and stay up-to-date via their Twitter account.

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