Heathrow cancels flights as Gonzalo hits UK

    Boeing 747-400 takes off from London Heathrow

    Heathrow Airport may be forced to cancel around one in 10 flights as the stormy weather caused by the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo causes severe travel disruptions in the UK.

    The hurricane, which caused damage in Bermuda earlier this week, has arrived in Britain bringing with it winds of up 75 miles an hour in coastal areas.

    According to a Heathrow spokesperson, around 10 percent of flights are affected and there will be some cancellations.

    “We do not know exactly how many passengers or flights that will have an impact on, although the cancellations are only expected for tomorrow”, they added.

    British Airways have also cancelled a number of flights and are advising passengers to check their bookings online.

    The Met Office have issued a low level “yellow” weather warning, saying the heavy winds and rain could cause local travel disruption and damage trees.