Yellow weather warnings are in place for England today (Picture: George Cracknell Wright/ Twitter/pilot_nick)
Thousands of travellers at Heathrow Airport are facing cancellations as freezing fog covers parts of the country.
More than 80 British Airways flights have reportedly been grounded and 12,000 of the airline’s passengers could be impacted overall.
Numerous other airlines have also been affected as temperatures of -5°C hit this morning.
Flights to European spots like Amsterdam, Paris, Milan and Barcelona appear to have been affected.
The number of planes landing at the UK’s busiest airport has been reduced.
A spokesperson for Heathrow confirmed poor visibility was a problem this morning.
But they insisted changes to the schedule were ‘minor’, with freezing fog expected to clear in a few hours.
On Sunday, at least 70 British Airways flights were cancelled due to fog.
A plane wing pokes out of deep fog at Heathrow on Sunday night (Picture: Twitter/pilot_nick)
A thin layer of freezing fog hangs over the Thames as traffic crosses Lambeth Bridge in London (Picture: George Cracknell Wright)
Freezing fog surrounds the Houses of Parliament (Picture: George Cracknell Wright)
The corresponding inbound flights on Monday morning were then axed, Independent reports.
A man named Nick Cole, who said he worked as a pilot, posted a picture showing a plane wing poking out from deep fog at Heathrow last night.
He said: ‘350m in freezing fog at @HeathrowAirport right now. Glad I’m just a passenger tonight’.
Yellow weather warnings are in place for England today, with freezing fog covering Yorkshire, the southeast and the Midlands.
A spokesperson for Heathrow Airport told Metro.co.uk: ‘Poor visibility is forecast this morning at the airport and across the South East.
‘While there may be minor changes to today’s schedule as a result of the weather, we want to reassure passengers that our colleagues are working in close collaboration with our airline and air traffic control partners to get them safely away on their journeys as quickly as possible.
‘We encourage passengers to check with their airline for the latest information.’
A British Airways spokesperson said: ‘Like other airlines, our schedule has been affected today due to fog experienced across London.
‘We apologise to customers and are doing everything we can to get them on their way as quickly as possible.
‘We advise customers to check ba.com for the latest flight information.’
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Yellow weather warnings are in place for England today.