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Storm Dennis: Hundreds of flights are cancelled as ‘bomb cyclone’ hits UK

by LLB Reporter
15th Feb 20 1:06 pm

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled as Storm Dennis makes landfall in the UK affecting trains and bringing more flooding.

Around 40,000 passengers have been affected by the storm as easyJet has been forced to cancel 234 flights to and from the UK as winds of 70mph are battering the UK.

A spokeswoman for easyJet said, “Due to forecasted adverse weather conditions caused by Storm Dennis, easyJet, like other airlines, is currently seeing disruption to its flight programme for Saturday February 15th.

“We are doing everything possible to minimise the impact of the disruption for our customers and to arrange alternative travel.”

British Airways has also been forced to cancel flights and are experiencing some disruption due to the storm and high winds.

British Airways said, “The majority of our flights are planned to operate as planned, but, like all airlines flying to and from the UK today, we are experiencing some disruption due to the stormy weather conditions.

“We are merging a small number of Heathrow short-haul flights to the same destination and using larger aircraft where possible to minimise disruption.”

The 1,200-mile wide storm has been called the “bomb cyclone” by forecasters, and is to bring 100mm of rainfall in some areas triggering flooding from Saturday.

The Met Office has issued eight weather warnings for the UK over Saturday and Sunday saying flooding could cause “danger to life.”

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