Schiphol warns of flight delays, cancellations due to strong winds

A plane approaches Schiphol Airport
A plane approaches Schiphol Airport. (Photo: @Schiphol / Twitter)

The Netherlands is facing strong winds on Tuesday. As a result, some flights to and from Schiphol airport may be delayed or canceled, the airport warns. Dutch airline KLM already canceled 159 return flights on Schiphol due to the weather conditions.

A large number of arrivals at Schiphol are already delayed, as is a handful of departures. The cancelations are still mainly KLM flights. The airport urges travelers to check their flight status with their airline or on the Schiphol site or app before leaving for the airport.

According to KLM, the strong winds mean that only one runway can be used at Schiphol today, NOS reports. That means that only a limited number of flights will be possible. KLM informed affected passengers about the cancellations and booked them onto other flights. The airline also advises travelers to keep an eye on its or Schiphol's website for current flight information.

Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the coastal provinces as well as Drenthe, Overijssel and Flevoland. Wind gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour are expected. The warning is in effect until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Showers will move across the country from the northwest to the southeast on Tuesday, according to the meteorological institute. Maximum temperatures will climb to around 8 degrees. 

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