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Oslo Airport Temporarily Closed Due to Severe Weather


Sat 16 Mar 2024 | 05:41 PM
Israa Farhan

Norway's primary airport in the capital, Oslo, has been temporarily closed until at least 13:00 GMT on Saturday, amid stormy winds and heavy snowfall, as announced by Avinor, the airport operator.

The extreme weather conditions, combining dense snowfall with gusty winds and heavy rain, have created challenging circumstances for aircraft and ground crews alike.

Avinor has advised travelers to adhere closely to the information provided by their airlines, emphasizing the importance of staying updated on flight statuses.

The company's spokesperson mentioned that an additional assessment would be conducted around 13:00 GMT to determine the feasibility of resuming operations.

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute has issued a yellow warning for strong winds lasting until 15:00 GMT and another warning for snowfall extending to 16:00 GMT.

These alerts highlight the potential disruptions and safety concerns posed by the adverse weather, affecting travel plans and airport operations.

Travelers are urged to check with their airlines and stay informed about the situation as it develops.