Heathrow Airport Cancellations Today (Sunday Night, Monday) as Storm Looms

October 27, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Heathrow Airport is reacting to the impending storm by making cancellations today and planning for further cancellations tomorrow.

Severe weather is forecast for much of England, including Heathrow.

At least 60 flights out of the airport have already been cancelled, reported Sky News. 

Winds in excess of 80 miles per hour are expected, and heavy rain is also expected.

“Cross-runway winds of more than 30 miles per hour in wet conditions result in safety restrictions on the types of aircraft that are permitted to land or take off,” reports London24. “The airport said airlines would be making their own decisions based on the types of aircraft they are operating and the forecast conditions.”

Aer Lingus has already cancelled eight flights between Ireland and Heathrow.

British Airways has reduced flights on Monday by as much as 20 percent.

“We apologise in advance for the inconvenience caused by the poor weather but the safety of our customers is our top priority,” it said.

The airport told passengers to check with their airline before traveling to the airport.

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