Excessive winds and heavy rainfall have led to a whole lot of travellers being stranded at airports across the nation as dozens of flights coming out and in of Sydney are cancelled.

As much as 40 flights as a consequence of land or depart out of Sydney have been cancelled on Thursday morning as extreme climate warnings have been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for heavy falls and thunderstorms throughout NSW’s east coast.

Passengers at Sydney Airport complained on social media of receiving alerts about cancellations at 4.30am, and lengthy queues have been seen contained in the Sydney terminal.

Wheelchair consumer instructed to ‘put on nappies’ on flight with out aisle chair.

Wheelchair consumer instructed to ‘put on nappies’ on flight with out aisle chair.

“In anticipation of unhealthy climate right this moment, home airways suggested in a single day that some providers can be affected,” a Sydney Airport spokesman instructed AAP on Thursday.

Passengers flying out and in of Sydney ought to test the standing of their flights with the airline, the spokesman mentioned.

“Passengers who’re travelling right this moment are really useful to reach two hours previous to home flight departures, and three hours for worldwide providers,” he mentioned.

The cancellations come within the lead-up to Saturday’s AFL Grand Closing, with Victorian travellers having fun with two consecutive public holidays earlier than the weekend.

Queensland can be on faculty holidays, whereas the NSW, Northern Territory, ACT and West Australian time period ends on Friday. Tasmania and Victoria go on holidays on the finish of subsequent week.

It’s anticipated 2.4 million individuals will fly by way of Sydney throughout the vacation peak, a Sydney Airport spokesman mentioned.

In the meantime within the Sunshine State, operations are “flowing comparatively easily” on the Gold Coast airport, in keeping with a spokesman.

The spokesman instructed AAP operations are being assisted by an envoy program that’s serving to individuals board their flights and test in on the terminal.