Terrifying Moment Plane Struggles To Land At Heathrow During Storm Erik

Elias Hubbard
February 10, 2019

Met Office forecaster John West said: "We are seeing some strong winds, severe gales particularly off the coasts and over higher ground".

Fierce gales were already causing disruption, with airports across the United Kingdom reporting delays to some arrivals and departures.

The storm caused some trouble at Heathrow Airport on Friday as a British Airways plane was forced to abort its landing at the last second due to strong winds.

"Our highly skilled pilots regularly train to conduct the standard manoeuvre known as a "go around", A British Airways spokeswoman told United Kingdom media. It has now landed safely at Manchester. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements.

Meanwhile, Dorset Police said officers were called on Friday morning after a tree fell on to a double-decker bus.

The Tamar Bridge between Devon and Cornwall is also closed to high-sided and vulnerable vehicles in both directions.

Strong winds and heavy rain are forecast for parts of the country into the weekend.

Storm Erik will continue to batter the United Kingdom today with strong winds before snow showers hit some parts of the country.

Not many showers are expected from mid-morning onwards, with a chance of a bright if blustery afternoon across the Midlands and Eastern England.

The warning for heavy rain is in place over the western and Highlands areas up until Saturday afternoon.

'At the hills here, mainly over 300 to 400 metres it could turn to snow for a time as well, but for most of us it will be a little bit wetter and windier as it makes its way through'.

Met Eireann Yellow and Orange wind warnings expired earlier this morning however a number of homes and businesses across Donegal remain without power.

Most areas of the United Kingdom will hover around freezing with "quite a widespread" frost on Monday morning as we move into a week of drier but at times colder weather.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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