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Major airport suspends flights as ‘heavy snow’ blankets Britain


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A major British airport has been forced to suspend its flights due to heavy snow.

Glasgow Airport temporarily halted its flights this morning as wintery conditions blanketed Britain.

The airport’s transport hub confirmed teams were working through the night and hope operations can resume “as soon as possible”.

“Flight operations are currently suspended due to heavier than forecast snow,” Glasgow Airport said.

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“Our winter teams have been working through the night and we hope to resume operations as soon as possible.

“Please check with your airline for further flight updates.”

The UK’s ninth-busiest airport released its update on social media at 7.24am.

A number of holidaymakers have complained about the situation on social One said: “Guess who’s been sat in Glasgow Airport since 4am waiting to fly to Florida for a dream family holiday, waited over a year for this – chance ye got.”


Snow is here to stay on Sunday

Snow is here to stay on Sunday


Another wrote: “Yes we are under snow here in Glasgow, and yes it was forecast last night, so Glasgow airport shouldn’t have been caught on the hop.”

A third added: “This is ridiculous, and makes Glasgow Airport look so Mickey Mouse. Planes having to divert to Prestwick and Edinburgh.”

Yellow snow and ice warnings have been issued across the UK in a blow to travellers.

The Met Office’s warning for northern England and parts of Scotland warned snow could wreak havoc on roads and railways.

Snow will continue to fall on Monday

Snow will continue to fall on Monday


The UK’s national weather service said: “Showers are expected to move inland overnight with a mixture of rain, sleet and snow falling onto sub-zero surfaces leading to a risk of icy patches.

“Snow is most likely over hills, especially across the south of Dumfries and Galloway and parts of Cumbria and may lead to small accumulations of around 1-3 cm above 200 metres”

The warning, which will last until 11am today, could also lead to injuries from slips on icy surfaces.

Further snow and ice warnings have been issued in northern Scotland, the East Midlands, East of England, Kent, North East of England, Yorkshire & Humber, Hampshire and the South West England.

WXCHARTS suggested temperatures were sub-zero across Britain this morning

WXCHARTS suggested temperatures were sub-zero across Britain this morning


Weather forecasting website WXCHARTS has suggested snow is here to stay over the coming days, with much of Britain witnessing wintery conditions on Sunday and Monday.

Temperatures north of the border plummeted this morning to as low as -5C in places.

The UK broadly saw mercury dip below freezing, with London reaching -1C and Cardiff teetering towards -2C.

“Frost and freezing fog slowly lifting in central and southeast areas leaving a dry, but cold day with sunny spells,” the Met Office’s wider Saturday forecast said.

“Coastal showers will continue to affect the west and far north, some wintry and spreading inland across Wales.”

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