Storm Lorenzo has made its way to Ireland and is expected to bring heavy rain, violent winds, falling trees and flooding. With the ex-hurricane arriving in the country, holidaymakers have expressed concern about what the extreme weather conditions mean for their travel plans. Lorenzo is due to affect the weather in Ireland from Thursday morning into the weekend, and several airports have said operation may be impacted by the storm.
Will flights be affected by Hurricane Lorenzo?
Cork Airport has admitted the strong winds may lead to flight disruptions.
This morning, the airport tweeted: “The first wave of early morning departures since 6am from @CorkAirport are all operating to schedule.
“For the latest flight information on your flight during the current weather alert please check the latest status updates with your airline.”
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Cork county went from Status Orange to Yellow on Thursday morning, meaning Storm Lorenzo’s impact in the area is not expected to be that great.
Dublin Airport has also urged passengers to check with their airline before travelling.
The airport tweeted: “Please check with your airline re your flight status, as it has the latest info.”
Dublin Airport added Aer Lingus and Ryanair plan to operate full schedules but ops may be impacted due to weather.
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Ryanair said in a statement on its website on Wednesday: “Currently there is no expected weather-related disruption to the flight schedule in and out of Ireland tomorrow however we do advise all passengers traveling to check the status of their flight before departing for the airport.”
Are Lingus said: “Currently we plan to operate our full schedule as normal Thursday 03 and Friday 04 October, however, we would advise of potential delays and potential short-notice cancellations to our Irish operations.
“We continue to monitor the situation and will update guests via our website, SMS messaging and our social media channels should the situation change.”
Passenger with Aer Lingus can check the exact status of their flight using the live flight information tool.
However, several flights from Dublin have already been delayed.
On Wednesday, both Ryanair and Aer Lingus had to postpone multiple flight to European destinations.
This include flights to Athens, Lanzarote, Lublin, Istanbul and Amsterdam.
The flight companies have yet to give a reason for the travel delays.