Snow hits London causing 115 flight cancellations at Heathrow

Snow hits London causing 115 flight cancellations at Heathrow

London - A yellow warning for snow, ice and high winds was also issued for Sunday and Monday.



By AFP

Published: Sun 18 Mar 2018, 9:55 AM

Last updated: Sun 18 Mar 2018, 12:01 PM

A fresh bout of snow on Saturday forced the cancellation of more than 100 flights in and out of London's Heathrow Airport, with a bad forecast threatening further disruption.
Transatlantic flights were among more than 115 grounded so far, with British Airways cancelling multiple domestic flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester and services to European destinations.
"While this weekend's weather may result in minor delays and some airlines consolidating flights, significant disruption at Heathrow is not currently expected," said a Heathrow spokesman.
"We are working closely with our on-site Met Office to monitor the further snowfall expected throughout the weekend."

The British Meteorological Agency issued an amber weather warning for snow and ice in several areas across England, including London, 4pm GMT on Saturday until 9am on Sunday.
A yellow warning for snow, ice and high winds was also issued for Sunday and Monday for nearly the entire country between 4am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday.
The airport cancelled scores of flights at the end of last month following the arrival of the "Beast from the East" snowstorm.
The new icy blast has been dubbed the "mini-Beast from the East", with disruption expected to be less widespread and sustained.
As a result, the Sunday's Coventry Half Marathon in central England was cancelled.


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