Are flights cancelled from Bristol Airport? Storm Eunice travel disruption latest - how to check your flight

Storm Eunice is set to land on British shores on Friday, but what impact will that have on Bristol air travel?

Fresh off the back of Storm Dudley, Storm Eunice is set to take its place in bringing miserable and potentially dangerous weather to the UK.

However this time, the disruption will be far more widespread with Storm Eunice set to bring high speed winds, tumultuous rainfall and even some snow across the country.

Storm Eunice is set to arrive in Bristol at approximately 3am, according to the Met Office which has issued a red weather warning in western parts of the city - the rest is covered by an amber warning.

The weather is set to cause countrywide disruption to travel, with Wales announcing that all trains are cancelled on Friday as they prepare for the arrival of Storm Eunice.

With many people going on February half term holidays, travellers will be wondering if Bristol Airport is going to be affected by Storm Eunice.

What has Bristol Airport said

A spokesperson for Bristol Airport said: “Bristol Airport remains open and operational. Airlines have taken the decision to proactively cancel (12 departing and 10 arriving flights) a majority of customers were informed in advance of arriving at the airport. Some flights are experiencing minor flight delays due to the ongoing impact of Storm Eunice.

“It is a dynamically changing situation and customers are advised to keep updated with the latest flight information by checking airline website and allow extra time when travelling to the airport in case of disruption on the road network.”

Which flights have been cancelled or delayed

The 8.35am Aer Lingus flight to Dublin and the 7.45am easyJet flight to Amsterdam have been cancelled.

Also cancelled are the 10.25am easyJet flight to Basel and the 10.35am easyJet flight to Edinburgh.

The 11.30am Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt, 12.45pm easyJet flight to Inverness and the 5.25pm KLM flight to Amsterdam are all also cancelled.

The 8.50am Jet2.com flight to Tenerife has been delayed to 2.20pm and the Jet2.com flight to Antalya has been delayed to 2pm.

Latest information can be found by seeing the airport’s live arrivals and departures board, by clicking here.

Can planes fly in high winds?

Planes are made to survive dangerous weather conditions.

Travel site Sky Scanner explains that “take-off and landing are the only times during a flight when high winds can result in flight delays - almost every flight deals with high winds at some point during its climb or descent”.

It adds: “With this in mind, horizontal winds (also known as “crosswinds”) in excess of 30-35 kts (about 34-40 mph) are generally prohibitive of take-off and landing.”

Each aircraft will have its own limitations, so conditions that might cancel one flight might not affect another due to the differences in the plane.

What is the Bristol weather forecast for Storm Eunice?

From when Storm Eunice rolls in at around 6am on Friday 18 February, Bristol Airport should expect heavy rain from 11am to 1pm.

The wind will be at its strongest at 11am, with speeds set to exceed 60mph.

Gusts are expected to be strong even after the weather warning has passed.

The red weather warning lasts until noon.