Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport has already cancelled scores of flights early on Wednesday morning because strong winds have closed down all but one runway, reports ANP news service. The weather office has issued a storm warning and advised motorists to avoid all unnecessary travel.
A spokesman for Schiphol said that as well as cancelled flights, incoming planes are being delayed by up to two hours and this could get worse as the morning progresses. Only 20 flights an hour are landing, one-third of the normal number, he said.
The disruption is expected to reach its peak in the early afternoon, the spokesman said.
Weather office KNMI warns that gusts of wind could reach 120 kilometres an hour on Wednesday morning, especially in coastal area. While it is expected to remain windy all day, the extreme conditions should be over by the afternoon, it said.
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