Freezing fog develops across the Thames
Although a Heathrow Airport spokesman said “some passengers” may experience flight delays today, after 100 flights were delayed yesterday, the Met Office confirmed, weather warnings of “severe” fog which currently cover all of England apart from the north-east and south-east Wales, will remain in place at least until 11am.
The weather experts claimed Monday’s fog will re-form overnight and become “widespread” across parts of south-west England, south-east Wales and south-west Midlands, with dense patches likely to form elsewhere.
Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said: "We are expecting these conditions to last a for a few days to come.”
Advising passengers, the Heathrow spokesman added: “With Heathrow operating at more than 99 per cent capacity, there are no gaps in the schedule that can be used for delayed flights and as a result, some passengers may experience disruption to their journeys.
FOG causes DISRUPTION across Southern England
Mon, January 23, 2017
Dense fog has caused travel disruption across southern England, with thousands of air passengers facing cancellations and delays.
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A London bus makes its way over Westminster Bridge in London
"Passengers should check their flight status with their airline before coming to the airport.”
A Gatwick spokesman also offered advice to passengers and said: "Air traffic control restrictions imposed due to fog across the South East and Europe may cause some delays to flights."
Amid the warnings of freezing fog conditions, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said 'very high' pollution levels will persist in parts of Britain today.
Some regions will be hit by 'high' levels again on Wednesday before they drop to 'low' by the weekend.
Delays at London City Airport on Monday
Gatwick, London City, Stansted and Southampton airports all experienced heavy delays to flights yesterday.
Edinburgh Airport advised passengers to contact their airlines, after flights towards the southern Britain were affected on Monday.
UK covered in complete mist yesterday as 100 flights cancelled
Bristol Airport said flights were operating as normal while Stansted said it had no cancellations yet, but urged passengers to contact their airlines for the latest information.