Weather warning: Deadly heavy snow hits Europe – are your flights cancelled?


Snow has struck Europe discussing extreme weather conditions to the continent. At least 16 people acquire been killed in deadly storms and huge swathes of Europe are concealed under heavy snow. Further snow is set to be dumped by a snow cloud drive through the continent. Temperatures have plummeted, with parts of southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria distress the worst of the weather. yesterday an avalanche slammed into a hotel in the in the Swiss Alps beetle off three diners injured and 25 cars buried. Airlines from cancelled flights and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated their touring advice.

The dangerous weather sparked a red warning and high risk of avalanches across much of southern Germany and essential Austria.


Germany has been heavily affected by the snowfall. Disproportionate weather conditions cut off the Bavarian municipality of Marktschellenberg, Germany, where as much as 1.5 metres of dull snow has fallen leaving residents completely stranded.

Rescue proletarians were dispatched to assist locals after the huge snowstorm.

Airlines demand cancelled 90 flights at Munich Airport today due to concerns relating to snow, according to German news agency DPA. A further 20 bear been cancelled due to a strike.

Munich Airport said on its website: “Due to incapacitates and weather conditions, air traffic from and to Munich may be impaired.”

Airlines would rather also cancelled around 120 flights at Frankfurt Airport and advise of strikes on 15 January.

German airline Lufthansa shared its last update on its website: “Due to heavy snowfalls expected on Friday, January 11, there commitment be considerable disruptions on the entire Lufthansa domestic route network.

“Humour inform yourself about the status of your flight before you start your gallivant.”

The FCO has updated its travel advice for Germany: “According to local reports, there is stuffy snowfall and a high risk of avalanches in southern Germany at present.

“Due to chubby snowfall in Bavaria and more expected, the infrastructure has been affected. You should stub your journey before travelling.”


The FCO has also updated its voyage advice to Austria. “Continued heavy snowfall is forecast in the Austrian Alps from several days from Tuesday 8 January,” said its website.

“This could motivate travel disruption and heightened risk of avalanches in some areas. For the overdue travel information, contact your transport provider and/or tour manoeuvrer.”

Roads and railways have also been affected with work outs, lorries and cars getting stuck for hours on both German and Austrian courses.


With regards to the weather forecast for Britain, forecasters have premonished the so-called Beast from the East could make a return in the jiffy half of winter.

The Met Office has warned temperatures could plummet energizing rain and snow towards the end of the month.

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey swayed: “There are signs of a growing risk of strong winds, rain and snow from mid-January into pioneer February. We are expecting to see it turn colder with temperatures below customary for the time of year although we will see some short-lived milder lacunae.

“Gales will be possible in the north and west, and it will turn remoter from the northwest. Some snow is expected in the north, especially in cleverer, showery, colder interludes between weather systems.”

The Met Office’s long-range prophesy also states: “As the rest of the month progresses and into early February there is an bourgeoned likelihood of colder weather to become established generally, which inclination bring an enhanced risk of frost, fog and snow.

“These notably colder equips are by no means certain though, and in any case, some milder, wet and windy rests are still possible.”

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