Bristol Airport: Footage of pilot battling winds of up to 60mph in Storm Eunice

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BristolWorld was at a viewing point at Bristol Airport this morning watching planes arrive and depart in strong winds

Storm Eunice maybe battering Bristol with winds of up to 90mph - but that has not stopped plans landing safely at Bristol Airport this morning.

The airport at Lulsgate Bottom in North Somerset is in an area of the region with a red weather warning in place until lunchtime.

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It is due to strong winds which the Met Office says could damage buildings, uproot trees and cause flying debris which could be a danger to life.

In Bristol, dozens of schools are closed today along with city attractions and libraries, while Avon and Somerset Police, which has declared a major incident, is advising people to travel only if essential.

However, despite the bad weather, many flights took off this morning, with many more planned this afternoon.

Ryanair flight from Seville touches down at Bristol Airport just after 8amRyanair flight from Seville touches down at Bristol Airport just after 8am
Ryanair flight from Seville touches down at Bristol Airport just after 8am | BristolWorld

A total of seven have been cancelled, however, and there are delays on other flights - more details here.

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BristolWorld was at a viewing point in Winter Road, by the airport runway, this morning to see some flights go and come in - all of them safely.

They included this Ryanair flight from Seville which actually came in 30 minutes early at 8.10am.

The pilot could be seen battling the high winds high up in the sky, but as it landed they appeared to be in full control with what looked to be a soft landing.

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Ryanair flight from Seville down safely | BristolWorld

Forty minutes later, an easyJet flight from Glasgow also landed safely - although 40 minutes later than scheduled.

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As the morning went on, it appeared it wasn’t so easy for pilots, however.

An easyJet flight from Paris made two unsuccessful landings before landing more than an hour later at 11.21am.

Also, a Ryanair flight from Kaunas failed to land twice and was still circling over the airport at 11.40am.

The Ryanair flight from Kaunas failed to make two landings and was circling around Bristol Airport at the time of writingThe Ryanair flight from Kaunas failed to make two landings and was circling around Bristol Airport at the time of writing
The Ryanair flight from Kaunas failed to make two landings and was circling around Bristol Airport at the time of writing | FlightRadar

In a statement yesterday, Bristol Airport said: “Bristol Airport’s official Twitter account said: “A red warning has been issued by the Met Office for Friday, February 18 from 7am to 12pm. The wind is forecasted to reach 70-80mph.

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“Please take precaution [sic] when travelling to and from the airport. For the latest flight information please refer to your airline’s website.”

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