Flight Cancelled Due To Storm Franklin- Millions Of Travellers Forewarned Of Major Disruption
Storm Franklin smashed regions of the United Kingdom with high winds and heavy rain. Flooding was profound in regions of Northern Ireland, and flood warnings are still in effect in England, Scotland, and Wales.
Storm Franklin rolled in overnight after Storm Eunice caused major travel disruption on Friday, only days after Storm Dudley hit.
Storm Eunice killed three people and knocked off electricity to 1.4 million households. On Monday morning, the greatest wind gusts hit 79 mph near Capel Curig, Wales, and 78 mph in Orlock Head, Northern Ireland. On Sunday night, the Isle of Wight’s Needles hit 87mph.
The Met Office issued two weather warnings earlier on Monday: an amber warning for wind in Northern Ireland and a milder yellow warning for the rest of the country.
Becky Mitchell of the Met Office said it was the first time three named storms have been recorded within seven days since the system began in 2015.
Many Flights have been cancelled due to the storm, The British Airways stated “Customers whose flights have been cancelled will be offered a refund. We would like to thank our customers for their patience while our teams continue to work hard in challenging conditions, and apologize for the inconvenience caused”.
Airlines have encouraged passengers to check with their respective airlines before travelling to the airport. Storm Eunice Grounded more than 400 flights in the UK last Friday, including all flights at London City Airport.
Northern Railway cancelled all services in the North West of England while South Western Rail Urged passengers not to travel. Cross Country Trains, which runs services from Aberdeen, through Birmingham and to the South West also suggested that people should not travel.
Many routes across the country have been disrupted by the storm. Police warned people in Doncaster to stay away from “fast-flowing” water in Sprotbrough after the River Don bursts its banks.
Flooding also occurred along the River Calder and Aire in West Yorkshire, Bridges were shut over in the fear of people’s safety. Matlock also saw extreme flooding with roads submerged in the water.