Watch: planes struggle to land at Birmingham Airport as Storm Noa brings high-speed winds to the UK

Multiple planes found it difficult to land at Birmingham Airport after Storm Noa brought high-speed winds to the country
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Storm Noa caused chaos at UK airports as 70mph winds buffeted holiday jets coming into land - forcing some planes to abort and try again.

A video shows several aeroplanes approaching the runway at Birmingham Airport at an angle as crosswinds battered the area. The Met Office issued yellow warnings for wind with gusts reaching 70mph in some parts of the country.

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Aviation photographer Dafydd Phillips described the situation as “challenging” for pilots. He captioned the video: “A visit to Birmingham airport today bagged some pretty challenging flying conditions for the pilots.

“Gusts ranged from 35 - 43 mph which resulted in a few precautionary go around.”

Planes at Birmingham Airport during Storm Noa Planes at Birmingham Airport during Storm Noa
Planes at Birmingham Airport during Storm Noa

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Matthew Lehnert said: “Most places will see showers or longer spells of rain today but the impacts are most likely to come from strong winds.

“Gusts of 50-60 mph are possible quite widely in the southwest, with up to 75 mph in exposed coastal areas. Some disruption due to strong winds is expected in southern areas, particularly the south coast of Wales and southwest England. It will be a cool day with temperatures of 7 to 10 C in the west, with 11 to 13 C possible in the southeast, however it will feel colder in the strong winds.”

Storm Noa brought widespread travel disruption to the country and it was reported that one person was swept out to sea near Brighton.

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