Storms end UK heatwave but bring travel disruption

Storms end UK heatwave but bring travel disruption

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage from around the UK as storms sweep the country.Passengers are facing long delays on flights, ferries and Eurotunnel trains because of extreme weather conditions.Thunderstorms overnight brought heavy rain and travel disruption as the UK heatwave came to an end.Passengers on the Eurotunnel face five-hour delays after the heat caused air conditioning problems on the cross-Channel trains.There are further flight cancellations due to thunderstorms in Europe, and two-hour waits for ferries in Dover. A Met Office yellow warning remains in place for wind and rain in south-west England and south Wales.National Air Traffic Services (Nats) put temporary restrictions in place during the thundery weather on Friday, affecting flights from Edinburgh, Birmingham, Luton and Stansted.The UK air traffic control service said: "Thunderstorms are particularly disruptive as they effectively block large swathes of airspace because aircraft cannot fly through them."A Stansted Airport spokesman said long queues shown in social media posts were caused by passengers who stayed overnight in the airport trying to re-book cancelled flights with airlines.Gatwick and Luton airports tweeted that they are experiencing delays and possible cancellations because of adverse weather across Europe, and Heathrow said it had minor ....


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