Heavy Fog in Europe Causes Major Delays and Epic Pictures
Fog has caused at least 2,000 hours of accumulated flight delays in Europe.
By LOUISE DEWAST
November 2, 2015, 6:14 PM
• 3 min read
-- Hundreds of flights across Europe were cancelled on Monday due to heavy and persisting fog, causing reduced visibility.
“We’ve recorded at least 120,000 minutes [2,000 hours] of accumulated delays across Europe of which 91 percent were due to weather,” a spokesman at Eurocontrol, which manages air traffic across Europe, told ABC News.
Incredible pictures of the fog were posted on various social media platforms throughout the day.
Most international flights were not affected but domestic and European flights were still delayed Monday afternoon and disruption was expected to continue on Tuesday, Heathrow Airport (Europe’s busiest hub) warned on its website. The U.K.’s Met Office, the government meteorological agency, predicted one more night of fog, which will gradually thin and break into showery rain.
Airports in Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Amsterdam and Paris were also dealing with fog.