UK airport forced to close after flooding in terminal with flights cancelled

A UK airport was forced to close after the terminal was flooded.

Hundreds of holidaymakers had their plans ruined when Exeter Airport was forced to cancel several flights.


Exeter Airport was forced to close due to flooding

All inbound flights for the rest of the day had to be cancelled, including flights from Zante, as well as the Channel Islands and Newcastle and Edinburgh.

But it appears on the airport’s website that departures have continued despite passengers being urged to speak to airlines.

A spokesman said: “Following heavy rain today, Exeter Airport has had to close due to flooding affecting the terminal.”

The area around Exeter is under a series of Met Office weather warnings today.

A yellow thunderstorm warning reads: “Heavy showers and thunderstorms may lead to localized flooding and travel disruption.”

According to a Met Office warning, there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with some buildings damaged by floodwaters, lightning, hail or strong winds.

The warning added: “There is a low likelihood that fast-moving or deep flood water will cause a risk to life. Where there is flooding or lightning, there is the possibility of delays and some cancellations of rail and bus services.

“Sprinkling and flash flooding may lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

“There is a small chance that some communities will be cut off due to flooded roads. There is a small chance that there could be power outages and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.”

And another part of the UK is under an amber thunderstorm warning.

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A severe weather warning has been issued for parts of Devon and Somerset.

It is in place from now until 4pm on Sunday.

And Dawlish, off the south coast of Devon, was hit by heavy downpours.

The seaside town was covered in brown murky water as the rain looked like it had breached the seashore.

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