Sydney Airport (SYD) and Melbourne Airport (MEL) are experiencing severe flight delays as well as cancelations on Friday, November 23, due to strong winds of up to 70 km/h (45 mph). Single runway operations are in effect. Residual disruptions can be expected through November 24.
The winds follow a large dust storm that affected New South Wales (NSW) on November 22. The Rural Fire Service also reported 21 fires spread by the winds in the drought-stricken NSW region.
Individuals traveling to/from Sydney or Melbourne airports are advised to contact their airlines to confirm flight schedules.
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