With thunder, lightning and torrential rain also tend come flight delays. Those are often mysteriously put down to ‘air traffic control restrictions’, but what does that mean in reality and why are storms such a headache for air traffic controllers?
The 23 March marks World Meteorological Day, commemorating the coming into force of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization in 1950. Read about the MET Office team that work alongside our operation and the work they do to ensure that safe and efficient operational decisions can be made.
Storm Miguel has been battering Britain this week and while the rainfall is causing problems on the roads and railways, it’s also been a real problem in the air too…
In tonight’s episode of Skies Above Britain, you’ll see Steven and the team in London Terminal Control dealing with the impact of a swathe of thunder storms, but just how hard to weather to manage?