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Hurricane Gonzalo causes minor disruption at London Heathrow

Hurricane Gonzalo causes minor disruption at London Heathrow

A small number of flights in the UK have been disrupted by the arrival of Hurricane Gonzalo.

The tail end of the hurricane, which late last week caused widespread disruption in the Caribbean, brought high winds and heavy rain to parts of the country.

Approximately ten per cent of flights out of London Heathrow were cancelled earlier, although many passengers were booked onto alternative flights. 

In a statement Heathrow said strong winds are forecast for today and that some flights may be subject to delays and cancellations.

“Please check your flight status with your airline before coming to the airport and leave extra time for your journey to and from the airport,” added Heathrow.


Gusts of up to 70 miles per hours have been recorded in north Wales, and a Met Office wind warning is in place for much of the UK.

A British Airways spokesman said: “The forecast of poor weather has meant that, along with other airlines at Heathrow, we have made some proactive flight cancellations to give customers as much time as possible to be rebooked onto alternative flights.”

Other UK airports are not reporting serious problems.