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Passengers face hours of Christmas travel hell as Storm Pia batters UK with 80mph winds


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Travellers who might be looking to fly home for Christmas are being hit with delays as Storm Pia hits parts of Southern England.

Travel information site FlightView is reporting delays for a wide range of flights at London Heathrow Airport.

FlightView is reporting flights going to Hannover, Budapest, Brussels, Copenhagen and Munich are facing delays of at least an hour. It has not been confirmed if the weather is causing the delays.

GB News has approached Heathrow Airport for comment.

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It comes as gales are expected to reach up to 80mph in some areas of the UK.

All of Scotland and large swathes of England are being impacted until this evening as Storm Pia batters the country.

TransPennine Express is currently advising passengers not to try to travel in or out of Edinburgh until after 3pm, with no services running between Edinburgh and northwest England until this afternoon.

Several services have been cancelled in Scotland by Network Rail as staff check the lines.



There could be some disruption in and out of Heathrow for festive travellers


Flights going to Aberdeen, Houston, Geneva, Amsterdam and New York are also facing delays and cancellations this morning.

A British Airways spokesperson said: “Due to the high winds forecast as part of Storm Pia, we have made some adjustments to our schedule with as much notice as possible for our customers.

“We have apologised for the disruption to their travel plans and our teams are working hard to get their journeys back on track as quickly as possible.”

In Scotland, some Loganair services are cancelled and others delayed.

Schools in Shetland will be closed on Thursday and more electricity network engineers are being brought in to deal with any power cuts.

Ferry services across the west coast of Scotland are expected to be disrupted.

It comes as forecasters said that weather for Christmas and the New Year looks to remain unsettled with low pressure bringing breezy and wet conditions for many.

However, there will be some drier and brighter interludes.

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