MIAMI (AP/WSVN) — Extreme thunderstorms in South Florida delayed departures at Miami Worldwide Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Worldwide Airport through the busy spring break season, suspended a well-liked digital music competition and disrupted matches at a high-profile tennis match.

The thunderstorms that swept into South Florida Friday evening delayed departures at Miami Worldwide for hours Saturday, in keeping with the Nationwide Airspace System Standing. The airport was experiencing document spring break site visitors this season, averaging 170,000 passengers every day this month.

“Inclement climate could affect operations on March 23,” the airport tweeted. “In the event you’re touring, please get in contact along with your airline for the most recent flight updates.”

As of Saturday afternoon, the typical delay at MIA is over an hour and a half. The airport reported 565 delayed flights.

Passenger Amoie Hutchinson, who bought struck at MIA in what was purported to be a fast connecting flight, mentioned it isn’t simply the climate that’s impacting flights.

“As a result of there have been some flight delays resulting from climate, I bought caught right here in a single day,” she mentioned. “I landed at 6 p.m. yesterday, and I had hell looking for a lodge as a result of, I suppose, it’s spring break, there’s a Drake live performance. In all places is booked or, like, $400, so it was an entire complete ordeal that I didn’t plan for.”

FLL reported 516 delayed flights on Saturday.

On the Extremely Music Pageant in a downtown Miami park, the place 55,000 attendees have been anticipated over three days, organizers shut down the music early Friday evening due to lightning and powerful winds.

“In your security, Extremely Friday is briefly shutting down,” organizers posted on social media Friday evening. “Please calmly depart the park now.”

Rain and powerful winds Friday additionally delayed the beginning of the day’s tennis video games on the Miami Open by six hours after which washed out the remainder of the scheduled play early within the night. The climate disrupted the match schedule, forcing a few of Friday’s postponed video games to be performed Saturday.

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