Storm Ciara: Flights cancelled as epic winds cause transport chaos across Britain #StormCiara #SevereAlert #cancellations #flights #uk
FLIGHTS to and from UK have been cancelled due to growing concerns about Storm Ciara.
Met Office Weather warnings are in place for the whole of the UK on Sunday, ranked at either yellow or the more extreme amber. British Airways are offering flexible rebooking services in anticipation of the effects of the storm. On Saturday evening, the airline’s website wrote: “Like all airlines operating in to and out of the UK tomorrow, we are expecting to be impacted by the adverse weather conditions across parts of the UK on Sunday 9th February.
“We are sorry for the potential disruption to your travel plans and are doing all we can to minimise the effect the poor weather may have on our flights.
“We recognise the uncertainty that the bad weather may be causing customers, and have therefore introduced flexible rebooking options for all customers on domestic and European flights flying to/from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London City on Sunday.”
Virgin Atlantic have cancelled 17 flights which are listed on their website.
These are flights with codes VS0020 08FEB20, VS0024 08FEB20, VS0156 08FEB20, VS0007 09FEB20, VS0019 09FEB20, VS0155 09FEB20, VS0010 08FEB20, VS0022 08FEB20, VS0104 08FEB20, VS0012 08FEB20, VS0012 08FEB20, VS0002 08FEB20, VS0045 09FEB20, VS0021 09FEB20, VS0103 09FEB20, VS0011 09FEB20 and VS0001 09FEB20.
Rail operators have urged Britons not to travel with reduced timetable set to be introduced.
Ferry passengers also face disruption.
As per the BBC, Heathrow has announced it has taken a decision with airlines to “consolidate” the Sunday flight schedule.
The Met Office have warned that the debris blown around the wind could pose a danger to life.
Northern Rail has imposed a speed restriction of 50mph on all trains.
Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern and South Western have said Sunday rail tickets will be valid on some Monday services.
It is the third storm of the 2019-20 season after Atiyah and Brendan.
The next will be called Storm Dennis.
Courtesy of express.co.uk
All London Royal Parks to close as Storm Ciara sees ‘danger to life’ warning issued by Met Office #MajorStorm #Ciara #SevereWarning #MetOffice #London #UK
London’s major parks will close this weekend as Storm Ciara hits the capital.
Some of the cities most famous parks including Hyde Park, Richmond Park Kensington Gardens and Green Park will be closed on Sunday (February 9).
Storm Ciara is expected to batter the capital over the weekend.
The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for “very strong winds” across the whole of London for the entirety of Sunday.
Residents are being warned that injuries and danger to life from flying debris is possible.
Royal Parks, who run eight parks across London, explained the reason in a statement.
It said: “Due to current weather warnings we have decided to close all eight Royal Parks on Sunday February 9 as a precautionary measure.
“In liaison with our tree experts and Health and Safety team we have made this decision to ensure the safety of all park users including vehicle users and cyclists.
“The Royal Parks are home to over 170,000 trees spread across 5,000 acres, with a significant population of ancient and veteran trees that are vulnerable to high winds.”
All eight Royal Parks, Bushy Park, The Green Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, Richmond Park and St James’s Park, will be closed.
Victoria Tower Gardens and Brompton Cemetery will also be closed.
Courtesy of mylondon.news
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- The airports urged people to check the status of their flight before travelling after the Met Office said Britain was facing “very significant” snowfall this week.
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