Are any Birmingham Airport flights cancelled today? Storm Franklin disruption and how to check flight status

Birmingham continues to be on storm alert from the Met Office, and transport across the region has been impacted across the weekend.

Birmingham continues to be on storm alert from the Met Office, and transport across the region has been impacted across the weekend.

Storm Franklin has hit the West Midlands region today and strong winds look set to be a feature of the weather this afternoon.

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Were flights cancelled last week?

The bad weather had an impact on air travel in and out of Birmingham last week, with over 20 flights being cancelled on Friday and many more delayed.

Storm Eunice had a widespread impact on transport across Birmingham, and with half term starting today many people would have been cautiously checking flights over the weekend and this morning.

Are flights from Birmingham cancelled today?

Fortunately, for anyone jetting off today for the start of the half term holiday, there is good news.

No flights have been cancelled so far this morning from Birmingham Airport.

Flights to Alicante, Zurich and Belfast were among those that departed Birmingham on time this morning.

How can I check my flight status?

If you are flying out from Birmingham Airport today, the easiest way to check on your flight is through the airport’s arrival and departures board.

To access this, click here

What is the weather warning for Birmingham today?

From 12pm yesterday until 1pm this afternoon, a yellow warning for wind has been put in place by the Met Office.

The warning warns of some potential damage to buildings, road closures and power cuts

Are there strong winds forecast after the warning expires?

Despite the warning due to end at 1pm, gusts of over 30mph are predicted to be felt in the region until around 5pm tonight.

As we head into the evening, these are due to drop to below 20mph, giving Birmingham some much needed respite following a week of stormy weather.

If the weather remains as forecast for the rest of the week, we should be in for a mixed bag for the half term week.

What is the Met Office forecast for Birmingham?

Here’s what the Met Office have said is in store for Birmingham and the West Midlands region this week.

Today:

Monday’s starting on a cloudy, showery and very windy note, thanks to storm Franklin. However, the strong wind and showers will slowly ease this morning, to leave a mainly dry, bright and less blustery afternoon. Still feeling rather chilly. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Tonight:

It will be a dry evening with clear spells initially. However, cloud will increase from the west overnight, with the odd spot of rain developing later. The breeze freshening again. Minimum temperature 3 °C.

Tuesday:

After a breezy, showery start on Tuesday a band of wet and windy weather will sweep through during the morning, giving way to sunshine and occasional showers for the afternoon. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Early brightness on Wednesday. Cloudier and windy, with the odd spot of rain later. Wet and windy overnight, then sunshine and showers, some wintry on Thursday. Mostly fine on Friday.