Thousands face cancellations at Heathrow after freezing fog hits England

Thousands of travellers at Heathrow Airport are facing cancellations as freezing fog covers parts of the country. More than 80 British Airways flights have

reportedly been grounded and 12,000 of the airline’s passengers could be impacted overall. Numerous other airlines have also been affected as temperatures of -5°C hit

this morning. Flights to European spots like Amsterdam, Paris, Milan and Barcelona appear to have been affected. The number of planes landing at the UK’s

busiest airport has been reduced. A spokesperson for Heathrow confirmed poor visibility was a problem this morning. But they insisted changes to the schedule

were ‘minor’, with freezing fog expected to clear in a few hours. On Sunday, at least 70 British Airways flights were cancelled due to fog. The

corresponding inbound flights on Monday morning were then axed, Independent reports. A man named Nick Cole, who said he worked as a pilot, posted a picture showing a

plane wing poking out from deep fog at Heathrow last night. He said: ‘350m in freezing fog at @HeathrowAirport right now. Glad I’m just a passenger tonight’.

Yellow weather warnings are in place for England today, with freezing fog covering Yorkshire, the southeast and the Midlands. A spokesperson for Heathrow Airport told

Metro.co.uk: ‘Poor visibility is forecast this morning at the airport and across the South East.