Flights cancelled at Heathrow due to storm Doris

London, Feb 23 (IANS) London’s Heathrow airport on Thursday announced a 10 per cent reduction in flights due to bad weather conditions brought on by storm Doris.

Parts of Britain were being battered by rain and winds of up to 144 km per hour speed as the storm set in, Efe news reported.

Some 39 departures and 38 arrivals had so far been cancelled at Heathrow, one of Europe’s busiest airports.

A spokesperson for Heathrow recommended that passengers consult their flight’s status before travelling to the airport.

The Met Office issued weather warnings for areas of northern England, East Anglia, northern Wales and the Midlands, as well as a snow alert for Scotland, where up to 15 cm of snow was expected to fall.

Disruptions were likely to affect road and rail travel, as well as ferry services.

Winds of up to 140 km/h were registered on the western Irish coast at Galway and 115 km/h in western Wales, according to the Met Office.

A total of 12 Aer Lingus flights between the UK and Ireland were cancelled due to the wind.

Network Rail warned of delays and cancellations to rail services over safety concerns.

–IANS

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