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UK storms cause travel disruption and flight cancellations at Heathrow

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28 October 2013 by David Ward

Severe storms hit the south of England overnight and on the morning of 28 October, causing severe travel disruption and flight cancellations.

Heathrow cancelled 130 flights and warned passengers to check with their airline before travelling to the airport.

Gatwick warned of delays and advised passengers to leave extra time as train services to the airport are also heavily disrupted; the Gatwick Express was also not running.

British Airways reduced its service in line with a request from Heathrow Airport but plans to operate all flights from Gatwick and London City as normal. Cancellations are for European and domestic flights, with long-haul services expected to operate as normal and as planned.

Strong winds are expected to continue to buffet the south of England throughout Monday, with gusts of up to 90 mph continuing until at least midday. Should heavy disruption continue, airlines are expected to make plans to divert flights to airports in the north if necessary.

Travellers are warned to check the status of their travel with the airline before setting off.

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