Ryanair issues flight warning as British tourists could face delays

Ryanair has issued a travel warning to British passengers who could face delays on flights to and from the UK today.

A spokesperson for the budget airline said: “Potential delays to and from the UK on Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday 18 due to Storm Babet.

“Affected passengers will be notified and any passengers travelling to and from the UK should check their Ryanair app for flight updates before travelling to the airport.

“We regret any inconvenience caused to passengers as a result of this storm which is outside of Ryanair’s control and affects all airlines operating to and from the UK on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday, October 18.”

Storm Babet is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds to the UK from Wednesday with downpours likely to hit most of the country.

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There is an amber weather warning in place in parts of central and eastern Scotland where up to 200mm of rain could fall in some areas.

Strong winds are expected to create dangerous conditions along the UK’s eastern coast with large waves also a hazard.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Tony Wardle said: “Storm Babet will bring disruption for parts of the UK in the coming days, with heavy rain and strong winds likely for many.

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“Heavy and persistent rain will fall onto already saturated ground bringing a risk of flooding. It is important to stay up to date with warnings from your local flood warning agency as well as the local authorities.”

Passengers affected by flight cancellations or delays should contact their airline to discuss options.

Travellers may be entitled to an alternative flight or a refund if their flight is cancelled.

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Laura Lindsay, travel trends and destination expert at Skyscanner, said: “While your rights are protected under UK law, every airline and OTA has its own approach.

“Visit the airline’s or travel agency’s official website and read through their cancellation policy. It’s usually either on the ‘contact’ or ‘FAQ’ page.

“Most of them will include information about rebooking and refunds when they email to tell you about the cancellation, so check your inbox.”

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