UAE flights unaffected by Europe's Storm Katie

Though numerous disruptions have been reported at Gatwick and Heathrow airports, spokesmen from Emirates and Etihad said their operations had not been hit today. Four international flights were unable to land early on Monday due to winds from Storm Katie, which reached speeds as high as 168kph on exposed areas of the south coast, according […]

Though numerous disruptions have been reported at Gatwick and Heathrow airports, spokesmen from Emirates and Etihad said their operations had not been hit today.

Four international flights were unable to land early on Monday due to winds from Storm Katie, which reached speeds as high as 168kph on exposed areas of the south coast, according to the UK’s Met Office.

Winds of 140kph were also recorded on the Isle of Wight, off the southern coast of England, with gusts of 124kph hitting the west coast of the British mainland.

Several highway bridges were closed as a precaution. Wind warnings were issued for London and parts of south-eastern England. There was heavy rain in part of northern England and Wales.

In Brittany, in western France, 35,000 homes lost power because of the storm, according to officials.

newsdesk@thenational.ae

Source: uae news

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