Shannon Airport to 'closely watch weather patterns' over coming days

Alan Owens

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Shannon Airport to 'closely watch weather patterns' over coming days

SHANNON Airport has said its schedules are set to run as normal over the coming days but it will be keeping a 'close watch' on developing weather patterns as Storm Emma approaches this week.

State agencies in Limerick are on standby ahead of the expected freezing temperatures this week, with Limerick City and County Council convening its Severe Weather Assessment Team.

Met Éireann has issued number of weather alerts warning of temperatures up to 10 degrees below normal for this time of year.

The worst of the weather is expected towards the end of the week and Limerick City and County Council says it is monitoring the situation very closely and is liaising with Met Éireann and the National Emergency Co-ordination Group.

A spokesperson for Shannon Airport said this Tuesday morning: "At this time, Shannon airport’s schedules are set to run as normal over the coming days. However we will be closely watching weather patterns as they develop later in the week and taking guidance from the National Emergency Planning Committee.

"Our Operations team are currently scaling up our snow and ice plans to deal with more adverse weather conditions in order to minimise any possible flight disruptions.

"As the weather takes hold we would, however, urge passengers, or those travelling to Shannon to collect passengers from, or bring them to the airport, to contact their relevant airline or check in on their website in advance of their journeys. In the event that there are delays or changes to schedule, we will post same on our twitter account @shannonairport and on our website www.shannonairport.ie as soon as we are notified.

"People travelling to the airport are also welcome to contact our information desk at 061 712000 for any updates before making their journey."

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