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Travel trouble in Britain after severe weather led to flight cancellations

Tourists and Britons hoping to go on vacation are enduring another day of travel trouble in Britain after severe weather led to flight cancellations and delays on cross-Channel trains.


PTI 28 Jul 2018, 03:21 PM United Kingdom

Tourists and Britons hoping to go on vacation are enduring another day of travel trouble in Britain after severe weather led to flight cancellations and delays on cross-Channel trains.

A week of extreme heat gave way to thunderstorms yesterday, touching off travel delays today.

Budget airline Ryanair says yesterday night's thunderstorms, along with air traffic control staff shortages, led to 14 cancelled flights at Stansted Airport.

Other London-area airports — Luton, Gatwick and Heathrow — also warned of delays.

Nats, the UK air traffic control service, says the unpredictable nature of the storms means aircraft are not able to fly their usual routes.

The service says the thunderstorms "effectively block large swathes of airspace because aircraft cannot fly through them." Eurotunnel passengers faced a third day of disruption on the cross-Channel service.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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