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February 16, 2020

Storm Dennis and Storm Ciara

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Severe weather warnings were issued Saturday in response to recent storms. As a result, the UK and Ireland have seen significant disruptions to travel throughout the weekend and further disruptions are expected early this week.

Storm Dennis

Across the UK, rail and air travellers face disruption. On Sunday, there were around 170 flight cancellations and 19 train companies saw delays with routes across South Wales and some parts of England and Scotland being suspended.

Highways England said strong winds had closed part of the M48 Severn Bridge eastbound, while flooding closed part of the M54 and A-roads in Lincolnshire, Herefordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Gloucestershire.

The Environment Agency has issued weather warnings across the country.

  • England has severe flood warnings across Eardiston, Steeping, Wainfleet All Saints, Little Hereford, Ludlow and Tenbury Wells, Croft and Thorpe St Peter.
  • Wales Police declared a major incident as a result of flooding and a yellow wind warning remains in place for much of western Wales, issued by the Met Office.
  • Scotland has flood warnings across Tayside and Aberdeenshire

Storms like this are ever changing and as such, there is the potential we will see additional changes to flight schedules throughout the beginning of this week. We encourage you to monitor upcoming travel closely and to reach out to one of our travel agents should you require any help.

Storm Ciara

Delays and cancellations across European and international flights affected travellers on Sunday and it’s expected there will be a “knock-on effect” to Monday’s schedule. Airlines have also begun issuing waivers to allow travellers to rebook from 11 February onwards. Please reach out to our global travel agents, available 24/7 via chat, phone and email, should you require assistance or wish to change your travel plans.

Numerous reports of rail disruption have been announced this morning, including trains on the TransPennine Express between Preston and Edinburgh. Be sure to check with operators before travelling as cancellations are likely.

There is also ongoing disruption on roads and motorists or those travelling by taxi are advised to take care whilst driving and be mindful of delays.

Storms like this are ever changing and as such, there is the potential we will see additional changes to flight schedules throughout the beginning of this week. We encourage you to monitor upcoming travel closely and to reach out to one of our travel agents should you require any help. Thank you and safe travels.

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