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More flights cancelled as thick fog covers England

Flights across the UK were cancelled due to low visibility as the Met office issued yellow warning for fog.

Following airports are affected:

The Met office said the fog will be slow to clear, with visibility below 100 meters in many places across England and south west Scotland.

The skies should be clearer by midday.

More flights cancelled due to thick fog

A number of domestic flights from London have been cancelled because of early-morning fog.

Arrivals and departures were cancelled at London City Airport where forecasters said visibility was down to below 100 metres.

"The fog is quite extensive across much of England and Wales this morning, and quite a few places will be waking up to quite foggy conditions," said Chris Burton, from forecasters MeteoGroup.

Strikes expected to have 'significant impact' on flights

The European Air Traffic Control services strikes expected over the next two days in Portugal and Italy will have a significant impact on flights, according to easyJet.

A flight information board at Gatwick Airport Credit: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

The airline said it had pro-actively re-timed some flights later into and out of Lisbon in order to avoid the strike period as well as re-timing some flights to and from Milan Malpensa.

"Like all airlines flying to/ from/and over these countries, we expect it will have a significant impact on our flights during these periods.easyJet would like to reassure passengers that it will do everything possible to minimise any inconvenience for passengers," easyJet said in a statement.

British Airways (BA) have also retimed and cancelled a number of flights to and from Italy, a spokeswoman said.

"We are doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers affected by air traffic control strikes across Europe. We are advising customers on short-haul services to keep checking the very latest information on our website," said a spokesman for BA.

easyJet said the industrial action is likely to continue into Thursday with the French Air Traffic control staff taking part.

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