Thousands of passengers have had to endure hours of delays at Bristol Airport after a fire left the terminal without power.
Thousands of people are tonight heading off either to see family or friends or to enjoy a christmas break in sunnier climes.
Blustery weather last night left a couple trapped in the floods in Somerset and forecaster say more bad weather is on the way.
As dramatic footage of aeroplanes appearing to land sideways on the runway during last night storms, Bristol Airport told ITV that these are usual measures taken in high cross-winds. It suspended flights for just over an hour but says that at no time was passenger safety compromised.
– James Gore, Bristol Airport spokesman
Airlines make decisions on whether or not to land in severe weather conditions based on a range of parameters which can vary depending on the aircraft operated.
Strong wind can also affect airlines’ ability to board passengers safely, and some airlines will suspend boarding when gusts reach 45 knots and above.
You can see video of one of the planes landing here.
High winds last night, 18 December, caused disruption at Bristol Airport. Four inbound flights were diverted to other airports and two arrivals and two departures were cancelled.
Operations were suspended for just over an hour. The airport says passenger safety was not compromised.
The Environment Agency has issued 14 flood warnings for rivers across the West Country. For the details click here.
A skilled pilot safely lands the BMI Milan-Bristol plane in very high winds.
Planes have been struggling to land in very high winds as the South West was battered by a storm last night.
A teddy that was abandoned at Bristol Airport in February last year was once owned by a family from Abergavenny in South Wales.
The discovery attracted a lot of interest all around the world, with historians and toy makers all coming forward with help.
The airport says the bear - which was in a carrier bag with a photo of two children dated 1918 - belonged to Dora and Glyn Baker from Abergavenny but they haven't been able to find any living relatives.
Staff had called the bear Glyn but, since the discovery, have now renamed it "Bristol Bear".
Flights into and out of Bristol Airport are running with minimum delays this morning. It's in contrast to major airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted where there is major disruption caused by technical issues at the national air traffic control centre.
A spokeswoman for Bristol Airport said all flights into and out of the terminal were running as scheduled. But there are delays of around 20 minutes caused by the knock-on effect of the national problem.
National Air Traffic Services (Nats) said the issue stemmed from its control centre in Swanwick, Hampshire. A spokesman said: "Due to a technical problem at Swanwick, we are currently experiencing some difficulty switching from night-time to daytime operation. "