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Dublin: 12 °C Monday 20 May, 2019
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Travel warning as flights affected by bad weather around Europe

Bad weather around Europe has led to airlines cancelling a number of flights today.

Planes taxi at Heathrow Airport.
Planes taxi at Heathrow Airport.
Image: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

TRAVELLERS JOURNEYING BY air have found themselves delayed this weekend due to bad weather around Europe – and today will see more cancellations of flights.

Aer Lingus has advised people that winter weather conditions “continue to be a threat” to its operating schedule and may cause further delays an cancellations today.

It says that all customers due to travel today should check the status of their flight before they leave for the airport. A number of flights have already been cancelled today, to Milan, Munich, Paris, Cork and London Heathrow, and flights into Dublin from Milan, Munich and London Heathrow. The full details are on the Aer Lingus website.

People can apply for full refunds from Aer Lingus if their flight has been cancelled.

Ryanair, meanwhile, says it has also been forced to cancel flights due to snowfall and inclement weather. The full list of flights is available on the Ryanair website. Yesterday, it also had to cancel a number of flights because of bad conditions.

Met Eireann says that rain, sleet and snow outbreaks in southwestern areas will die out this morning – but will return in the evening. Wintry showers will continue in the east and north, with snow falling on higher ground during the day.

Tonight, more snow is likely on higher ground, and cloud break will lead to sharp or severe ground frost and ice on some surfaces. It will reach -3 degrees tonight.

Read: Sleet and snow expected tonight as Met Éireann issues weather warning>

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