Snow causes chaos at United Kingdom airports

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Aer Lingus has confirmed that all flights in and out of Ireland after 3pm today are cancelled until Saturday.

Glasgow Airport is now closed and has been since 7am this morning. Homeless shelters have prepared emergency transport to the welfare centre in Luton should their own facilities reach capacity.

SERVICES at Glasgow Airport have been suspended due to the weather.

The airline said: "As a result of the adverse weather conditions which are still affecting the United Kingdom and Europe we are expecting disruption to many flights".

Edinburgh Airport remains open, but passengers are urgedto check with their airline before travelling.

Shannon Airport is still operational but will experience delays.

The flights that were cancelled today were on top of the over 400 which were cancelled yesterday, in and out of the airport.

An airport spokesperson said: "Due to the continued and extreme weather conditions we have had to extend the suspension of all services until 1pm".

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"We apologise for the inconvenience caused however this decision has been made in the interest of the safety of customers and our employees".

Shannon handled 20 flight diversions alone from Dublin and Cork Airports starting from 04.20 on Wednesday morning until midnight.

Road closures, stranded vehicles and cancellations were widespread due to snow and ice.

Last night, Cork Airport recorded temperatures of -7 degrees - the lowest-recorded temperature in the country since 2016.

"A number of Train Operating Companies have issued warnings of service changes, or disruption to your journey".

WINTER weather across the north of Europe is hitting flights hard in both the United Kingdom and Spain. Departures from Cardiff after 2pm and Exeter after 3pm are also grounded.

The cold snap, also called Storm Emma, has caused the UK Met Office to raise the weather warning for certain areas of the country to a Red Warning - a rare level for the UK.