Flights could be cancelled, delayed as stormy weather targets Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ontario

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Published April 2, 2024 at 10:25 am

Possible flight delays and cancellations at Pearson Airport in Mississauga.

Heavy rain, strong winds and possibly wet snow are expected to be part of a stormy mix the next couple of days that could cause flight delays and cancellations at Pearson Airport in Mississauga.

Pearson officials said in a post to social media Tuesday morning they don’t expect their operations to be impacted by the unstable weather, but airlines and travellers could face schedule disruptions.

“Mother Nature may bring a mixed bag of weather this week, trading the early spring sunshine for some strong winds, rain and potentially snow,” airport officials said in a post to X (formerly Twitter). “Environment Canada says rain, which may be heavy at times, is expected to start this morning and continue through tomorrow, with rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm possible by tomorrow evening. We may even see snow around that time. We don’t expect this weather to impact operations, but airlines may cancel or delay flights when inclement weather moves in. As always…remember to check your flight status online.”

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the next couple of days in southern Ontario, noting slightly cooler than normal temperatures and a combination of rain, strong winds and potentially wet snow are on the way to the area.

The risk of rain, heavy at times, remains high until Wednesday evening, when the precipitation could turn to snow, the statement reads.

The mixed bag of weather will last until Thursday, according to the weather agency.

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