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19 Apr 2019 | 10:37 AM UTC

China: Severe weather leads to flight cancelations at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport April 19

China News Alert

Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms result in over 170 flight cancelations at Baiyun International Airport (CAN) in Guangzhou April 19; residual flight disruptions possible over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Hong_Kong). COUNTRY/REGION Guangzhou Baiyun Airport

Event

A major weather system bringing heavy rain and thunderstorms has caused the cancelation of more than 110 flights at Baiyun International Airport (CAN) located in Guangzhou as of Friday, April 19, affecting thousands of passengers. Over 70 flights have also been delayed. Heavy rain is forecast to persist until at least Saturday, April 20.

Further flight and other transportation disruptions are expected in the coming days.  

Advice

Individuals flying through CAN are advised to confirm their respective flight statuses, maintain flexible itineraries, and anticipate flight disruptions, including cancelations and delays.

Individuals in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions prior to setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. It is important to note that that walking or driving through floodwaters can be dangerous; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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