The Netherlands has been hit by a powerful summer storm on 5th July (today), which has killed at least two individuals, uprooted several trees and caused Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to cancel or delay hundreds of flights, affecting trips with Malta.
The country’s national meteorology institute has issued its highest-level alert in several provinces urging the public to stay indoors as Storm Poly swept across the country.
In a statement, Schiphol Airport, one of the busiest airports in Europe, announced that, “there will be very limited air traffic between 9am and 4pm. This means that there will be cancellations and delays for both incoming and outgoing flights.”
Due to the storm, the arrival of a flight from Malta to Amsterdam was delayed from 10:50am to 13:52pm, while a flight from Amsterdam to Malta departed at 3:06pm instead of at 11:50am.
The country’s train operators also suspended operations and a motorway north of Amsterdam was closed due to trees falling onto the road.
According to the airport’s liveblog, weather conditions have started improving, however, disruptions are expected to continue for the rest of the day.
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