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Sydney Airport Chaos As Wind Continues

Passengers at Sydney Airport have been told to expect delays as strong winds continue to cause chaos, with 23 flights already cancelled on Friday morning.

It follows wild winds on Thursday, which forced the cancellation of more than 70 flights and the closure of two of three runways.

Wind gusts of up to 57km/h were recorded at the airport at 9am on Friday, with gusts forecast to increase later in the morning, a spokeswoman for Sydney Airport told AAP.

Two runways are open but it's expected planes will be reduced to using a single runway later on Friday, Air Services Australia spokeswoman Sarah Fulton told AAP.

The airport is already dealing with the backlog of flights from Thursday's cancellations, the effects of which are starting to be felt across the country.

"Because of yesterday's conditions at Sydney we are starting to see a flow-on impact on the network and that will continue today," Ms Fulton said.

"You might start to see other airports starting to tweet about possible delays."

Passengers travelling out of Sydney airport on Friday are advised to check with their airline for delays and cancellations.


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