Amsterdam’s busy Schiphol airport cancelled flights on Thursday (Jan 18) due to violent storms.

Meteorologists have warned that much of the country will be hit on Thursday by strong westerly winds gusting up to 120 kmph.

At one of Europe’s busiest airhubs, officials warned passengers that “air traffic to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will experience disruptions as a result of stormy weather on Thursday, 18 January”.

  • UPDATE 11:50 UTC Operations are now resuming at Amsterdam Schiphol.
  • UPDATE 11:40 UTC  Due to strong winds, a few roof plates have been detached from the terminal building at Amsterdam Schiphol.
  • UPDATE 11:30 UTC  Wind gusts now up to 65 kts (120 km/h) at Amsterdam Schiphol.
  • UPDATE 09:07 UTC Wind gusts now up to 62 kts (115 km/h) currently reported at Amsterdam Schiphol.

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