Stansted Shuts:-The Met Office has revamped its yellow weather warning. Predicting a band of sleet and snow to hit the South East of the UK.
Two airports have been compelled to shut down runways as up to 10 cm of snow is predicted to hit southeast England.
Stansted tweeted on Sunday evening that its runway was “temporarily closed”. While the snow was vacated from its texture.
Apologizing for any inconvenience, it declared: “We remain available but passengers should contact their airline for the latest flight news.”
Before, Gatwick Airport was compelled to shut its runway, too, because of “unforecast snow”.
While up to 10cm could strike London and the South East tonight. As much as 15 cm is predicted for some parts of Essex.
Gatwick’s runway has since opened once again.
A Gatwick spokesperson said its runway was “temporarily closed at 5.55 pm due to forecast snow”.
Replying to customers, the airport summed up: “Some flights were postponed due to a shortage of ‘de-icing rigs’.
“This situation has been enhanced, however, continued freezing weather is resulting in further uncertainties and some cancellations.”
Traveller Rachel Lenney declared: “Gatwick, we’ve just been told the airport is closed?? Sitting here on the runway at Shannon.”
The live departure board showed several flights delayed or revoked.
Areas of Scotland, southwest England, the Midlands, northwest England, and Wales have already had snow this weekend, inducing travel disturbance.
Ellie Wilson, a meteorologist at the Met Office, declared: “Today’s been a bit more snow than we were initially thinking.”
The Met Office has revised its yellow weather warning. Predicting a band of sleet and snow to hit the South East, with feasible snowfall of between 2cm and 5cm quite widely.
The warning is in place until 9 am on Monday.
Forecasters say some regions of the UK could have more snow on Monday, with a small chance that rural neighborhoods could be cut off.
The cold snap is anticipated to stay through next week, with overnight glazes and daytime temperatures scooping below freezing.