Cardiff Airport braced for disruption as Hurricane Ophelia hits UK

Cardiff Airport disruption

Cardiff Airport is braced for disruption this afternoon as Ex-Tropical Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK bringing winds of up to 80mph.

The latest information this morning shows that Ophelia is heading west so will pass along the west coast of Ireland. This has prompted yellow weather warnings for Wales.

Flybe has cancelled its Irish  flights between Cardiff and Dublin & Belfast and its flight in from Milan to Cardiff was also cancelled. Eastern Airways has cancelled its service to Anglesey.

While no other cancellations are expected, crosswinds gusting up to 45mph are expected at the airport which may cause delays.

The hurricane is currently coming up from the Azores region and, with sustained wind of 90mph, has been downgraded to a category one hurricane. The storm is expected to weaken further as it travels towards Ireland and the UK.

The advice from airlines is that if you expecting to fly on Monday afternoon then check in as normal but be prepared for some delays. You can view live flight information here.

Potentially affected outbound flights
BE4517 Flybe Munich 16 Oct 2017 14:00
BE4585 Flybe Jersey 16 Oct 2017 15:35
MT924 Thomas Cook Airlines UK Dalaman 16 Oct 2017 15:50
BE4557 Flybe London City 16 Oct 2017 15:55
TOM6144 Thomson Airways Palma De Mallorca 16 Oct 2017 16:00
T3612 Eastern Airways Anglesey/Ynys Mon 16 Oct 2017 CANC
KL1064 KLM Amsterdam 16 Oct 2017 17:15
VY1243 Vueling Airlines Palma De Mallorca 16 Oct 2017 17:40
BE4525 Flybe Dublin 16 Oct 2017 CANC

 

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