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Dublin: 11°C Tuesday 17 May 2022

Flying to London? Thick fog is causing delays and cancellations

Irish airports are advising passengers to check their flights.

Autumn weather Oct 31st 2016 File photo of fog at Heathrow Airport. Source: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA Images

SEVERAL FLIGHTS BETWEEN Ireland and the UK have been cancelled due to fog.

Dozens of flights at Gatwick, Heathrow, and London City, and have either been delayed or cancelled.

Aer Lingus, Cityjet and British Airways flights from Dublin have also been affected.

BBC London Travel reports that visibility at Heathrow was down to 150 metres, with delays of 45 minutes over London airspace.

Winter weather Dec 30th 2016 Fog in London this morning. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Irish airports are advising passengers to check their flights as more delays and cancellations are likely.

Three London-bound flights have been cancelled in Dublin at the time of writing, and six from Cork.

The fog has disrupted many Irish travellers who are either returning to the UK after the Christmas period or who are travelling home to Ireland for New Year’s Eve.

Gene Clohessy from Blackrock told TheJournal.ie that she is anxious to return to Ireland for a wedding tomorrow, however, her flight was cancelled today.

It’s one of those things when you want to be home and the weather is a nightmare. I was just lucky I wasn’t in the airport waiting around. I have to say Ryanair sorted me out with a new flight very quickly. Frustrating as I have a wedding tomorrow and I’m not sure the fog will even clear in time for my new flight.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for London and southeast England for freezing fog, with visibility of less than 100 metres expected in some areas.

The conditions are due to clear throughout the day, but isolated patches will remain until the evening in parts of East Anglia.

A spokesperson for Irish Ferries said there has been a “marginal rise” in people booking rail crossings tomorrow.

“There is plenty of capacity on our service should the demand increase or there is a rush for ferry services due to the fog,” he said.

With reporting by Christina Finn

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