More flights canceled as heavy fog hit Britain

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London  – Thick fog continues to envelop parts of Britain on Monday, leaving dozens of flights being canceled in several airports across the country, local media reported.

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Britain’s Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for fog in England and Wales.

“In Southeast England, the office also forecasts that widespread fog will linger in many places.

“Low cloud or fog, initially locally reducing the visibility to 100 metres or less, is likely to persist for most areas.

“If the low cloud and fog do clear in some places, warm or very warm sunny spells will occur,’’ Met Office said.

It added that about 45 flights from Heathrow Airport, 10 per cent of departures, have been canceled this morning.

It said that a “considerable number” of flights have also been canceled because of poor visibility at London City Airport.

It noted that flights had also been affected at Birmingham Airport, Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Meanwhile, drivers have also been advised to drive carefully due to heavy fog.

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Highways England said on its website that “Road users will need plenty of extra time to do their usual commute, especially as the fog is expected to lift very slowly during the morning’’. (Xinhua/NAN)


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