Travel warning from Jet2 as the UK prepares for Storm Kathleen


Storm Kathleen is expected to hit the UK with winds of up to 70mph so Je2 is warning of flight delays so travellers should be aware of this weekend.

The storm will hit the west coast of England, Scotland and Ireland on Saturday, before moving across to other parts of the country.

The weather service warned there was likely to be “15-25mm of rain, much of this falling in around six hours with a few locations seeing up to 35mm overnight”.

Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: “In western parts of the UK, inland, we could see gusts of 40 to 50mph and then around the western coast of the UK we could see gusts of 60-70mph.”

The forecaster issued a yellow weather warning for wind in western areas of the UK, including Northern Ireland, parts of Scotland and Wales, and the north-west and south-west of England from 8am to 10pm on Saturday.

It warned of injuries and danger to life from “large waves and beach material being thrown on to sea fronts, coastal roads and properties”, adding “road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible”.

Jet2 said its operations team is monitoring the UK forecast to ensure it has the most up to date information for all departing and arriving customers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

It advised all customers to check in as scheduled, but added: “If your flight is disrupted, we will be in contact with you direct via SMS and Email and post regular updates on this page of the website. We ask you to please ensure you check and update your contact information (you can check and amend this through the ‘manage my booking’ section on our website or app). We will, where possible, board all flights for an on-time departure, however, please be prepared for a longer than normal wait either in the terminal or onboard the aircraft to depart.”

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