Severe weather battered large areas of the UK yesterday, causing widespread travel disruption.
The storms were so bad that Virgin asked rail customers to ‘abandon travel’. All trains out of London Euston were cancelled, while many other rail services faced delays.
Flights struggled in 45mph winds with gusts of up to 80mph. One Flybe aircraft landed at Manchester Airport with its wing almost touching the runway. All flights were cancelled at Shannon Airport, and an empty aircraft parked at the gate was lifted into the air by gusts of wind, causing substantial damage when it fell back to the ground.
Ferry services are still affected, with the Stena Line service between Rosslare and Fishguard, P & O service between Dublin and Liverpool, and the Wightlink service between Portsmouth and Ryde all cancelled today. All P&O’s Dover to Calais services are delayed by 45 minutes.
Forecasters are predicting another Atlantic low tomorrow, which could bring with it more 80mph gales and possible travel disruption. It’s advisable to check with airlines regarding the status of your flights before leaving for the airport.