Hundreds of flights have been cancelled and delayed because of Storm Ciara - here’s the latest

By Claire Schofield
Monday, 10th February 2020, 11:26 am
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 3:15 pm
Airports all across Europe are experiencing travel delays due to bad weather (Photo: Shutterstock)
Airports all across Europe are experiencing travel delays due to bad weather (Photo: Shutterstock)

Airports all across Europe are experiencing delays this morning (10 Feb) as strong winds continue to strike the UK.

Travel delays expected

Storm Ciara has led to hundreds of cancellations and delays at airports around the UK, including more than 80 flights at Edinburgh Airport over the weekend (8-9 Feb).

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    A total of 85 flights at Edinburgh Airport were cancelled due to the bad weather in the past couple of days, according to Flight Radar, with a further six flights being cancelled today (10 Feb).

    Elsewhere, 472 flights have been cancelled at Heathrow Airport, 333 at Gatwick, 101 in Birmingham and 74 in Manchester.

    Travellers due to or from Scotland today should check for any disruption to flights with their individual airline provider for the latest updates.

    A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said: “The airport is open and is continuing to see flights arrive and depart.

    "Passengers who are travelling should contact their airlines for the latest flight information and give themselves plenty of time to get to the airport.”

    More than 80 flight at Edinburgh Airport have been cancelled as strong winds cause travel disruption (Photo: Shutterstock)

    Weather warnings in place

    Gusts of up to 70mph struck the west coast of Scotland over the weekend when Storm Ciara hit, causing the River Nith to burst its banks.

    The severe weather has already caused travel chaos, resulting in nearly 200 flight cancellations and delays on Saturday (8 Feb), with Heathrow Airport being the worst affected.

    A yellow weather warning for wind and heavy snow remains in place for Scotland until Wednesday (12 Feb), with further travel disruption to air travel expected.

    The Met Office warned the conditions may cause possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel, while power cuts may disrupt other services, including mobile phone coverage.

    On the roads there may be icy patches which could cause injury, particularly on untreated areas, while there are likely to be delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.