Following a dense fog over the weekend dozens of flights have been cancelled and many more delayed. London City airport cancelled all flight for several hours whilst Heathrow officials claim around 45 had been cancelled. Flights all around the UK have also been disrupted, with airports such as Leeds Bradford, Belfast, and Cardiff facing severe delays.
Words: Daisy Greenaway
Passengers are being advised to check their flights status before travelling and British Airways has encouraged anyone with cancelled departures not to arrive at the airport. Easyjet has suffered from “major network disruption”, with a number of aircrafts and crew diverted.
Sky News presenter Eamonn Holmes missed his breakfast show, due to the fog, tweeting: “Cancelled on @British_Airways then @flybe. Everything else full. Not getting out of Belfast.”
London itself was also affected by the conditions as drivers were advised to drive with caution and keep a safe distance from other vehicles. Simon Williams, from the RAC, said: “We must make sure we leave plenty of room behind the car and in front. Don’t be tempted to follow their rear lights in the fog, that could be an accident waiting to happen.” At some points it was not even possible to view the other side of the Thames and many boats were also thus affected.
The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for England until 12:00 GMT, but warned the fog would linger on some areas.