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Thousands of holidaymakers stranded in airport overnight & flights cancelled as Hurricane Beryl sparks travel mayhem

THOUSANDS of holidaymakers have been stranded after dozens of flights were cancelled – as the Met Office issues an urgent warning.

Storms in the Atlantic have forced airlines to cancel dozens of flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick.

people are waiting at an airport under a sign that says arrivals
Stranded passengers in the small hours of this morning at Heathrow
a map of the united kingdom showing the met office
MET Office

Rain will drench much of Britain today[/caption]

a map of the united kingdom shows a yellow rain warning
A yellow warning will be in force for northern Scotland
MET Office

Snaps show passengers stranded overnight on the hard plastic chairs in Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

More than 125 planes have reportedly been grounded by the tail winds from Hurricane Beryl.

The hurricane has carved a path of destruction through Mexico, the Caribbean and Texas, killing at least 11 people.

A yellow rain warning will be in force for northern Scotland from 10pm tonight until midnight tomorrow.

Heavy rain will slowly push across the warning zone, sparking travel chaos.

A whopping 90mm of rain could drench the Grampians and the north west Highlands.

This week’s Met Office forecast in full

Today

Areas of rain, locally heavy will continue to move northeastwards, skies brightening from the south with heavy showers developing in places.

Temperatures near average but feeling warm in the sunshine. Rather breezy with gusty conditions across the north.

Tonight

Rain continues to affect parts of the north, with some heavier bursts across parts of eastern Scotland later in the night.

Elsewhere remaining cloudy with further outbreaks of rain possible.

Wednesday

Unsettled with rain and cloud across the north through much of the day.

Becoming drier elsewhere with some sunny spells possible across the far south. Feeling warm in the sunshine.

Thursday to Saturday

Remaining unsettled with further outbreaks of rain likely Thursday, but some warm sunny spells around too.

Similar on Friday, turning somewhat drier from the west over the weekend.

There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses, which could also be damaged by floods.

Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.


Some communities could become cut off by flooded roads, forecasters said.

And fast flowing or deep floodwater could pose a “danger to life” in the warning zone.

The Environment Agency has issued 11 amber flood alerts across England.

Surface water floods are possible across the south of England this morning.

Is your area covered by the yellow warning?

  • Angus
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray
  • Highland

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