Wind gusts have reached 28 meters per second in the centre of Riga, so this is the third strongest in this century alongside the storm of February 2008.
Currently, weather conditions have not significantly affected the operations of the Rīga airport but certain flights can be delayed or landed elsewhere, the airport said. The decision to divert the flight to a different airport shall be taken by the aircraft crew on the basis of the current meteorological information.
❗As the weather deteriorates, flights to and from #RIX are affected - several flights are delayed and several are diverted to other airports. Passengers are encouraged to follow the information about the status of their flights on our and airline websites.— Riga Airport (@riga_airport) January 17, 2022
Passengers may follow up with the current information on the status of flights on the Rīga International Airport website. Until now, the following aircraft have chosen to land at different airports:
- Copenhagen - Riga (BT132) - directed to Palanga;
- Frankfurt - Riga (BT 244) - directed to Tallinn;
- Brussels - Riga (BT602) - directed to Tallinn;
- Amsterdam - Riga (BT 618) - directed to Tallinn;
- Dubai - Riga (BT 792) - directed to Vilnius;
- Paris - Riga (BT692) - directed to Vilnius;
- Helsinki - Riga (AY1073).
Electricity supply is disrupted for around 7,000 customers across Latvia, especially in the western part.