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15 Feb 2020 | 01:37 AM UTC

UK: Flight cancelations due to Storm Dennis February 15 /update 2

Airlines cancel several hundred flights due to Storm Dennis February 15; confirm travel itineraries

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Event

Several airlines have canceled flights scheduled on Saturday, February 15, due to Storm Dennis that is due to impact the UK from Saturday, through Sunday, February 16. Easyjet has reportedly canceled 234 flights scheduled to and from the UK on Saturday, while British Airways has informed passengers due to fly on Saturday that they are eligible to rebook their flight on any day between Sunday and Wednesday, February 19. Further flight cancelations or delays are expected in the coming hours and days.

National Rail officials warned of disruptions on journeys between London Euston, the West Midlands and Chiltern, Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire, and Cumbria. Speed restrictions and amended services have been implemented for some lines. Further information can be found on the National Rail website. The London North Eastern Railway (LNER) said that speed restrictions and a reduced service will be in place on Saturday and Sunday, potentially causing delays and cancelations. Meanwhile, Transport for Wales (TfW) also confirmed speed restrictions. 

Yellow warnings for strong wind and rain have been issued for the southern half of the country effective on Saturday while a yellow alert for rain will remain in place on Sunday for eastern England. Authorities said that the storm may also lead to power outages and disruptive waves in coastal areas.

The country was recently hit by Storm Ciara (Sabine), however meteorological authorities have stated that Storm Dennis should not be as disruptive as Ciara.

Related transportation disruptions to land, rail, air, and ferry services, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are therefore to be expected over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in or traveling to the UK are advised to monitor local weather reports, prepare for transportation disruptions (including road closures and power outages), confirm travel itineraries, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.