August heatwave: London set to hit 35C this week in ‘prolonged’ UK hot spell

The hot spell is expected to peak on Friday and Saturday. Forecasters say the heatwave will be more prolonged than the one that hit much of the UK last month, although temperatures are not expected to reach the extreme highs which saw a record-breaking 40.2C recorded at Heathrow on July 19. While the capital continues … Read more

KQ headache as Schiphol extends passenger limits

Transportation KQ headache as Schiphol extends passenger limits Friday August 05 2022 A Kenya Airways aircraft at JKIA. FILE PHOTO | NMG Kenya Airways (KQ) will have to cope with reduced revenue on the European route as Schiphol International airport extends passenger caps to October. Schiphol has advised airlines that it will be extending the … Read more

London Southend offers to take flights canceled by busier airports

L ondon Southend Airport has contacted airlines offering to host flights being canceled by busier airports. Hundreds of flights have been scrapped amid airport staff shortages and the demand from post-covid holidaymakers heading overseas. Heathrow has come under severe pressure with long queues and baggage piled up in disruption last month. The airport has capped … Read more

UK weather forecast: London to swelter on ‘hottest day of year’ amid heatwave health warning

B ritons are being urged to check in on the vulnerable and elderly amid warnings that temperatures are set to be hotter in the UK than in Jamaica and the Maldives. Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said it could possibly be “the hottest day of the year so far” on Monday as a heat-health alert … Read more

Weather: London set for 29C heat as temperatures expected to rise next week

T he UK will push close to 30C on Sunday amid a heatwave blasting the nation. London and south-east England are expected to see highs of 29C and clear skies during Sunday afternoon, making the country hotter than parts of the Maldives. The heatwave will continue into next week, with temperatures set to soar above … Read more

UK weather: London set for 32C heat as Britain to bask in ‘wall-to-wall sunshine’

B ritain will bask in “wall-to-wall sunshine” at the weekend due to a heatwave that could bring record-breaking temperatures upwards of 32C, forecasters have said. Sunseekers in London and the south-east of England can expect highs of 29C and clear skies on Sunday after Friday saw parts of the country hotter than Los Angeles and … Read more

Drunk airline passenger slapped PC at Heathrow in face mask row

A woman drunkenly slapped a police officer in the face with a make-up bag after she refused to wear a mask on a flight into the UK, a court heard. Lotta Kemppinen, 28, had been drinking before she boarded the flight from Helsinki to the UK on Christmas Eve last year, and started “bothering” fellow … Read more

Big Jet TV: Thousands tune in to watch flights landing at Heathrow amid storm

A s Storm Eunice batters the UK, more than 200,000 people have tuned in to a YouTube channel livestreaming aircraft battling with high winds as they attempt to land at London’s Heathrow Airport. The storm has caused travel disruption across the country, with some flights diverting to other airports, while British Airways said it was … Read more

Plane struggles to land at Heathrow in strong winds caused by Storm Corrie

A pilot was forced to make a “touch and go” landing after strong winds caused a British Airways plane to run into trouble at Heathrow on Monday. The BA flight from Aberdeen was coming in to land when the rear of the plane appeared to brush the runway. The pilot returned the plane to the … Read more