Thousands of passengers have had their flights canceled at Heathrow after fog blanketed the capital on Monday morning.
More than 80 British Airways flights were grounded as long-haul flights to Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Rome and Miami were affected, according to Heathrow’s departure board.
Passengers who disembarked at the airport took to social media to complain about being stuck in the plane for over an hour.
Britain’s busiest airport was hit by severe cold – at least 70 British Airways flights were canceled with temperatures of -8C on Sunday.
Heathrow Airport mandated a reduction in flights due to cold foggy weather conditions and air traffic control restrictions.
A BA spokesperson said: “Like other airlines, our schedule has been affected by persistent cold foggy weather conditions across London. We’ve apologized to customers whose flights have been affected and we look forward to getting them on their way as soon as possible.” Trying everything possible to bring it.
“We recommend customers check ba.com for the latest flight information.”
A Heathrow spokesperson said: “Poor visibility is forecast at the airport and in the south east this morning. Although there may be minor changes to today’s schedule due to the weather, we want to assure passengers that our partners are working closely with our airline and air Traffic control is working closely with partners to get them safely on their journey as soon as possible. We encourage passengers to contact their airline for the latest information.”
Patches of fog are expected to clear on Monday morning, with temperatures reaching a maximum of 5C, before temperatures drop again to -6C overnight.
Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said temperatures were expected to soar across Britain soon.
“We’re starting to see the risk of fog subside and temperatures are generally around where they should be.
“We’ll probably lose some really hard frosts. In terms of snow and ice, it certainly looks like we’re past the worst.”
“We generally have to keep an eye on the risk of fog this winter, although the main threats from it are starting to subside.”
The weather is expected to warm up from Tuesday with partly cloudy skies ahead of a sunny Thursday and Thursday.
A “moderate” air pollution warning has also been issued for London by Mayor Sadiq Khan, where hazy conditions are causing poor dispersion of vehicle emissions.
It comes after temperatures fell below -10C amid snowy conditions in parts of the UK this week.
Drumnadrochit, near Inverness in the Highlands, recorded minus 10.4C in the early hours of Thursday, making it the coldest temperature ever recorded for the year.
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