Dozens of short-haul flights from Schiphol cancelled by storms


Dozens of flights from Schiphol have been cancelled on Monday afternoon as strong winds and heavy rain sweep in from the Atlantic.

The meteorological bureau KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the whole country, with the worst storms forecast to hit the coastal provinces between 2pm and 5pm.

Schiphol airport has been reduced to one runway because of the wind direction, with gusts of 75 to 100 km/h forecast during the afternoon. Thundery showers and hailstorms are also forecast.

Around 90 return flights have been cancelled so far, most of them operated by KLM to European destinations such as Germany, Italy, Scandinavia and the UK.

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