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Dublin: 5 °C Monday 18 November, 2019
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Flights to UK cancelled as heavy fog lingers on runways

Knock-on delays are expected for other flights as low visibility procedures are in place.

Image: Steve Parsons

A NUMBER OF flights to the UK have been cancelled this morning due to heavy fog affecting visibility.

The travel disruption began yesterday with Met Éireann issuing a fog warning for a number of areas across the country and airports here and in the UK advising passengers their flights may be affected.

This morning, six UK flights have already been cancelled according to head of external relations at the airport, Siobhán O’Donnell, who spoke to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland. She said low visibility procedures are also in place in Dublin Airport due to fog, which may cause some delays for other flights.

Check with your airline

All Irish airports are advising passengers to check with their airlines to ensure their flight is still due to depart.

In Shannon one London flight has already left, but passengers on later flights are being told to get in touch with their airlines.

Heathrow flight cancellations British Airways planes on the ground at Heathrow Airport. Source: Steve Parsons/PA

Again today London airports are warning of disruptions as heavy fog lingers:

The fog is expected to lift later this morning, but knock-on delays are likely.

Roads

For those of you on the way to work this morning, there is also reduced visibility on the roads.

Motorists are being advised to use their fog lights and allow extra time for their journeys.

Read: The foggy weather is causing flight disruption and it’s likely to last until the morning>

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