Fog causes disruption at major airports for a second day

Fog causes disruption at major airports for a second dayPA


Thick fog has disrupted flights from London Heathrow and many other parts of the country for a second day, and trains across the UK are also being delayed.

Flights at Heathrow and London City Airport and Newcastle Airport were among the worst affected by poor visibility – and passengers are also being hit by delays to flights caused by a general strike in France.

Airlines including Easyjet have warned passengers of disruption across the south of England due to fog this morning, although it is advising passengers to arrive at the airport at the normal time.

More than 120 flights were cancelled at Heathrow yesterday (Monday), with others long facing delays.

The Met Office issued a 17-hour severe weather alert in the south, Midlands and north of England because of the fog.

Meanwhile on the railways there were delays to CrossCountry and South West Trains services.

Britain has experienced the weirdest weather on record this year, and there's no sign of it changing, say forecasters, who are predicting unusually warm weather followed by the first snow of winter on Friday and 'red rain' blown in from the Sahara falling across the country.

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