STORM Eunice is set to wreak havoc today for half-term travellers with flights grounded.
The storm – pegged to be one of the worst in decades – has already caused widespread disruption across the UK as 100mph winds are expected to hit.
Flights have been grounded amid severe weather warningsCredit: Louis Wood News Group Newspaper Ltd
Airports and train stations have warned passengers to check before travelling due to the stormCredit: EPA
And now flights have been grounded with urgent warnings issued for holidaymakers.
According to inews, Cornwall Airport Newquay told travellers it was “expecting disruption” due to the high winds.
Meanwhile, Eastern Airways cancelled its London-Gatwick service.
It told passengers “not to travel to the airport and to contact the airline to rebook or for a refund”.
And Exeter Airport in Devon cancelled three flights to Edinburgh, Exeter and Belfast.
And Heathrow urged passengers to keep up to date with the latest information as “high winds and poor weather can cause last-minute delays”.
A spokesperson said: “Storm Eunice is forecast to cause poor weather conditions across the UK.
“We are working in close collaboration with our airline and air traffic control partners to get passengers safely away on their journeys as quickly as possible.
“High winds and poor weather can cause last-minute delays, but we will do everything in our power to minimise any disruption that results. We encourage passengers to check their flight status with their airline for the latest information.”
Gatwick Airport tweeted: “Weather Warning. Be advised that due to storm Eunice, there is the possibility for disruption to flights, and the shuttle service to North terminal on Friday, between approximately 10am and 4pm.
“Please arrive earlier if you are flying from Gatwick.”
A spokesperson for East Midlands said: “When strong winds are forecast it is less about the strength of the wind and more about the direction.
“With strong winds forecast in the coming days, we advise that passengers contact their airlines if they have concerns about a flight.”
London Luton Airport said they planned to “operate as normal” but were monitoring the storm, while Heathrow Airport said while “high winds and poor weather can cause last-minute delays” but were hoping to minimise any disruption.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) also gave advice on what passengers should do if their flights are disrupted.
They wrote: “If you are delayed, your airline has a duty of care for you, potentially including the provision of food and drinks, as well as accommodation if you are delayed overnight.”
Travel disruption has also caused chaos across the UK ahead of the storm, following Storm Dudley.
Legoland in Windsor has confirmed it will be closing its doors due to the adverse weather while the London Eye.
All trains have been cancelled in Wales today while a Danger to life warning has been issued across all of England.
Brits have been warned to not travel on the roads after a man tragically died during Storm Dudley’s unrelenting winds last night.
The Met Office says: “Red means you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the weather.
“Widespread damage, travel and power disruption and risk to life is likely.
“You must avoid dangerous areas and follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities.”
Eunice could be the worst storm in years – with forecasters saying gales could be stronger than on Burns Night in 1990 when speeds reached 107mph.
Storm Eunice is expected to bring winds up to 100mph todayCredit: EPA
A train heads along the coast between Whitehaven and Carlisle after Storm Dudley hit last nightCredit: PA
A Danger to life warning has been issued across all of EnglandCredit: PA