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Melbourne Airport storm: Flights delayed as terminal floods with rain before Christmas

Christmas travel chaos as insane storm batters Melbourne Airport forcing waterfalls of rain to push through the ceiling as all planes are grounded

  • Melbourne Airport battered with heavy rain as water leaks into terminals 
  • Video shows water leaking through the roof as puddles form inside airport
  • Melbourne Airport apologises to passengers as crews work to clean up mess 

Passengers at Melbourne Airport have had to dodge waterfalls pouring from roofs as wild weather smacks the state. 

A spokesperson for Melbourne Airport told Daily Mail Australia there has been reported leaks throughout multiple terminals and some flights have been delayed. 

‘There have been some leaks across the terminals due to a severe storm and we have crews working to clean it up,’ a Melbourne Airport spokeswoman said.

‘We apologise to all our passengers.’

A video posted to Instagram from traveller Jacqui Felgate shows water pouring from the roof with a puddle of water forming on a tiled floor below near a departure lounge.

Staff are seen scrambling as bystanders look on in shock at what they are witnessing.

A second video shows water flooding the Terminal 1 pub as windows and tables are saturated. 

The severe weather hit the airport just before 2pm and resulted in some flights being diverted while other planes were placed in a holding pattern.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Melbourne saying heavy rainfall and damaging winds were expected across the state.

More than 100,000 passengers were estimated to be at Melbourne Airport on Thursday as holiday travel gets into full swing.

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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