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  • 13 March 2014, 11:12

Flights Delayed And Cancelled Amid Thick Fog

There has been disruption to dozens of flights at some of Britain's airports due to thick fog.

Many arrivals and departures were cancelled at London City Airport, while Southampton Airport said it also experienced delays and cancellations.

Heathrow Airport reported "minor delays" on a "few" in-bound flights, but said there were no cancellations or delays to flights from the airport.

Gatwick has said it had no cancellations and no major delays.

A spokesman said: "We have had one flight re-diverted to us from London City airport, but otherwise everything is operating 100% as normal."

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning across England, Wales and southwest Scotland, which means people are advised to take extra care, especially while travelling.

Visibility was said to be down to below 100 metres at London City Airport, which is situated at the Royal Docks in Newham, in the east of the capital.

The airport said on its website: "Due to low visibility at London City Airport this morning flights are experiencing disruptions.

"Passengers are advised to contact their airlines for more information."

But later the fog was lifting and the travel situation seemed to get better.

The airport tweeted: "The weather has improved and flights are returning back to schedule, but some flights may experience delays due to earlier disruptions."

Sky News weather presenter Isobel Lang said: "High pressure is the perfect recipe for fog formation due to light winds and clear skies.

"This is what has brought us widespread fog this morning with the Met Office issuing a yellow warning for fog across England, Wales and into southwest Scotland - valid until 10am.

"Driving conditions will be difficult and some transport disruption is expected.

"The fog should thin and lift from most places by late morning allowing some warm sunshine to break through and temperatures to climb to 13 to 15C.

"However, as yesterday there may be some areas that remain stuck in low cloud with temperatures held down at around 6 or 7C."

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