Valencia Airport is restoring air traffic after being closed due to the thunderstorms that caused 10 diversions and 28 cancellations

The runway at Manises Airport in Valencia (VLC) is back in service after air traffic was suspended due to a lightning strike, airport operator AENA said. The wind and rainstorm hitting the northern half of the Valencian Community has resulted in a total of 10 flights to Madrid, Alicante and Ibiza having to be diverted and 28 flights canceled.

The rain gauge installed at Valencia airport has collected about 150 liters per square meter in the last 24 hours, more than half of that amount in the early hours of the morning. The storm has particularly hit the western part of the Valencia metropolitan area – where the airport is located – with precipitation in the form of hail and wind speeds of almost 80 kilometers per hour.

source: The Confidential

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