COMMUERS have been warned of delays as trains and flights have been canceled across the UK due to high winds.
But how bad must the strong winds get before transportation options are halted?
What wind speed cancels the flight?
Since many factors can affect a flight’s ability to take off or land in bad weather, there is no one wind speed that will land an aircraft.
During Hurricane Dennis in 2020, winds of up to 90mph disrupted many flights – however Hurricane Eunice is expected to have winds of more than 100mph.
The storm – considered one of the worst in decades – caused UK-wide disruption 100 mph winds are expected.
If a flight has not been taken, an airline may decide to cancel a large number of flights due to bad or unpredictable weather and high winds.
When an aircraft is airborne, wind speed is only one factor considered in determining whether a flight can land safely.
The type of aircraft, runway conditions, wind direction, which airport an aircraft is flying to or from, and how many other aircraft are flying at the same time will all influence a pilot’s approach decision.
What wind speed cancels the train?
There is no set speed when trains are canceled as each service has its own safety instructions.
High and unpredictable winds can affect running trains as they become dangerous to operate.
Debris or trees can fall onto the tracks leading to dire consequences.
Train drivers are warned of high winds of 60 – 90mph so they can travel at a slower speed and if any
Eunice could be the worst storm in years – with forecasters saying gales could get stronger on the night of Burns in 1990 when speeds hit 107mph.
Thameslink, a main line with 115 stations operating 24 hours, has advised people not to travel today as they ‘cannot guarantee’ completing a full journey.
They also said they don’t have any alternative shipping options. There are trains scheduled to run, but these trains may be delayed/cancelled.
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Based on drunkCornwall Newquay Airport told travelers they “expect disruption”.
Meanwhile, Eastern Airways has canceled its London-Gatwick service.
London City Airport has canceled all flights until 4:30pm, while a large number of flights have been canceled at London Heathrow.
According to IndependenceMore than 80 BA flights were affected, with 44 at Heathrow.
EasyJet has also been forced to cancel some flights from Gatwick and Bristol Airports.
Airline British said on Twitter that flow rates to London Heathrow were being reduced due to strong winds.
The airline said in a statement: “Like other airlines, we expect severe weather conditions at airports across the UK due to the impact of Cyclone Eunice, which will cause substantial passage.”
And an EasyJet spokesperson said: “Due to strong winds affecting parts of the UK today, like other airlines, we are experiencing some disruption to our flight program. and has been asked to cancel some flights to and from the UK.”
And Exeter Airport in Devon has canceled three flights to Edinburgh, Exeter and Belfast.
Gatwick Airport tweeted: “Weather alert. Please note that due to Hurricane Eunice, there is potential for disruption of flights and shuttle service to North terminal on Friday, between 10am and 10am. until 4 pm.
Wales has now canceled all trains for today because of an emergency warning – the first time all trains in the country have malfunctioned.
A Network Rail spokesman said disruption was “inevitable”, with one rail operator saying there would be a 50mph train speed limit in most places, which would slow down time. your journey series.
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