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Heathrow airport cancels flights amid snow forecasts in UK

AP
Published Jan 12, 2017, 5:14 pm IST
Updated Jan 12, 2017, 5:15 pm IST
Frequent snow showers and gales are expected across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.
Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, said 80 out of about 1,350 flights scheduled on Thursday have been cancelled pre-emptively because of the wintry weather. (Photo: Representational Image/AFP)
 Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, said 80 out of about 1,350 flights scheduled on Thursday have been cancelled pre-emptively because of the wintry weather. (Photo: Representational Image/AFP)

London: London's Heathrow Airport says dozens of flights have been cancelled amid forecasts of snow and strong winds in Britain.

Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, said 80 out of about 1,350 flights scheduled on Thursday have been cancelled pre-emptively because of the wintry weather.

 

Britain's weather forecasters have issued warnings for snow for much of the country up until Saturday, with frequent snow showers and gales expected across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England. Sleet or snow may affect southern England as well.

Schools in parts of the country have closed and some students have been sent home. Forecasters say the weather is caused by a polar air mass that originated over northern Canada.

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