Delays forecast for national air traffic system as weather closes in02-12-2010 -
Unstable weather conditions across eastern Australia are anticipated to result in ongoing disruptions to the national air traffic system over the next few days.
Heavy rain, low cloud, occasional storms and fog across the east coast of Australia are expected to persist through the weekend.
Airports most likely to be affected by showers and storms today (Thursday) include Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide.
From late tomorrow, the weather is expected to begin affecting air traffic into and out of south-east Queensland, with unfavourable conditions predicted at Brisbane and Gold Coast airports over the weekend.
Flights nationally may be subject to flow-on delays due to the widespread weather pattern.
Some domestic and international arrivals may also be required to divert to other airports if conditions at their destination airport deteriorate for an extended period of time.
Residents may also notice unusual flight patterns or aircraft noise as a result of the low cloud and aircraft diverting to other ports.
Passengers are advised to contact their airline for up-to-date flight information.
The Airservices National Operations Centre is working closely with the Bureau of Meteorology to monitor the situation and will liaise with air traffic controllers nationally to minimise any disruptions.
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