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Heathrow flights cancelled after thunderstorm warning

A number of flights in and out of the airport have been cancelled as there is a 70% risk of thunderstorms.

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LONDON’S HEATHROW AIRPORT has had to cancel a number of flights today because to thundery weather.

On the airport’s website, it warned passengers that some flights “may be subject to delays and cancellations” due to thunderstorms.

Anyone travelling today is advised to check with their airline before coming to the airport.

The Aer Lingus flight scheduled to depart Dublin at 2.35pm today has been cancelled as well as a British Airways flight which would have left Dublin at 7.20pm for Heathrow.

ITV reports that one in five flights will be cancelled between 4pm and 6pm at the airport due to the weather. A spokesperson said there is a 70% risk of thunderstorms, lightening strikes and hail storms.

“During thunderstorms the number of aircraft that can take off and land each hour is reduced,” they told ITV.

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