Gatwick Airport apologised to affected passengers and advised them to contact their airlines to be kept up to date.
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The airport tweeted: “We apologise to all passengers who have been delayed or had flights cancelled tonight, this is due to the prolonged cold snap and the essential de-icing requirements which have mounted during the afternoon and evening.”
Meanwhile, an amber weather warning of a possible risk to life for snow has been extended to 10am this morning in some parts of the UK as commuters have been warned of disruption.
With the ‘Beast from the East 2’ coming to an end, the UK is expected to feel the wrath of the tail end of the weather phenomenon.
Highways England has also warned motorists of possible disruptions.
On Twitter, the agency said: “If you’re travelling in the South West this morning, widespread severe weather conditions due to snow … our contractors are working hard to keep roads open.
“Check before you travel this morning.”
The Met office tweeted last night: “Monday morning’s rush hour could be an icy one for many places, with lying snow possibly adding to the problems.
“If you have to travel, allow plenty of time, take it steady and stay #weatheraware.”
Devon County Council has confirmed the closure of dozens of schools today and described roads as “treacherous”, while train services are also affected.
Great Western Railway train services have also been disrupted due to severe weather.
Southern counties of England and parts of South Wales could see a few centimetres of snow this morning, it has been predicted.
As the ’Beast from the East 2’ nears its end, the Met Office’s Steven Keates has said: “If you’re stepping out for your morning commute this morning then it’s going to be close to freezing and feeling colder than that in the wind.”
The weather looks set to keep improving as the day goes on and the second coming of the ’Beast from the East’ finally disappears.