Urgent airport warning for travellers tomorrow as Storm Eunice hits

AIRPORTS are warning travellers to allow extra time for their flights tomorrow, with possible delays and disruptions due to Storm Eunice.

Storm Eunice has already caused widespread disruption across the UK as 100mph winds are expected to hit.


Gatwick Airport tweeted: "Weather Warning. Be advised that due to storm Eunice, there is the possibility for disruption to flights, and the shuttle service to North terminal tomorrow, between approximately 10am and 4pm.

"Please arrive earlier if you are flying from Gatwick."

A spokesperson for East Midlands said: "When strong winds are forecast it is less about the strength of the wind and more about the direction.

"With strong winds forecast in the coming days, we advise that passengers contact their airlines if they have concerns about a flight."

London Luton Airport said they planned to "operate as normal" but were monitoring the storm, while Heathrow Airport said while "high winds and poor weather can cause last-minute delays" but were hoping to minimise any disruption.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) also gave advice on what passengers should do if their flights are disrupted.

They wrote: "If you are delayed, your airline has a duty of care for you, potentially including the provision of food and drinks, as well as accommodation if you are delayed overnight."

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Travel disruption has also caused chaos across the UK ahead of the storm, following Storm Dudley.

Legoland in Windsor has confirmed it will be closing its doors due to the adverse weather while the London Eye.

All trains have been cancelled in Wales tomorrow while a Danger to life warning has been issued across all of England.

Brits have been warned to not travel on the roads after a man tragically died during Storm Dudley's unrelenting winds last night.

The Met Office says: "Red means you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the weather.

"Widespread damage, travel and power disruption and risk to life is likely.

"You must avoid dangerous areas and follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities."

Eunice could be the worst storm in years – with forecasters saying gales could be stronger than on Burns Night in 1990 when speeds reached 107mph.



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