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10 Dublin flights cancelled as snow and icy conditions hinder travel across Europe

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Two outbound flights and three inbound flights between Munich and Dublin Airport have been cancelled, while two inbound and two outbound flights between Dublin and Amsterdam, are also cancelled.

Meanwhile, a flight between Dublin Airport and Glasgow has also been delayed more than four hours.

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Temperatures in Ireland fell well below freezing overnight and Met Éireann have warned of icy and very cold conditions up until Tuesday, with a chance of snow for some counties, particularly in the north west.

Europe is experiencing one of its periods of greatest snowfall this century with satellite imagery showing much of the continent blanketed in snow. Mercury fell below -10C in the UK overnight while much of Northern Europe has been bitterly cold and wintry due to a polar air mass.

Long-distance trains and hundreds of flights in and out of Munich were cancelled today because of heavy snowfall, according to statements by Deutsche Bahn and Munich Airport.

Munich Airport said in a statement this morning: “Due to the continuing heavy snowfall, there will probably be no air traffic today until 12 noon.”

Flights were not scheduled to depart or arrive at Munich airport until at least 12 p.m. (1100 GMT), according to a statement on its website.

Trains could not arrive at Munich’s central train station, Deutsche Bahn said on its website. The halt was expected to last all day, it added, advising travellers to rebook their trips.

The airport said that they strongly recommend that passengers check the status of their flight with their airline before they travel to the airport.

Meanwhile, a flight between Dublin Airport and Glasgow has also been delayed more than four hours.

It comes as flights have been suspended in the UK after temperatures dropped to minus 10C in some places overnight.

Scattered weather warnings are in place across the country and Glasgow Airport said it had suspended all flights temporarily because of “heavier than forecast snow”.

“Flight operations are currently suspended due to heavier than forecast snow,” Glasgow said on X, formerly Twitter, shortly before 7.30am on Saturday.

They said their winter teams have been working through the night and hope to resume operations as soon as possible. “Please check with your airline for further flight updates,” they added.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings through Saturday morning for the northern coast and south-west Scotland, as well as the South West and the eastern coast of England.

Forecasters warn the snowy conditions could affect roads and railways, and there is an increased risk of injury from icy surfaces.

The mercury approached minus 10C in some places overnight, with Tulloch Bridge and Eskdalemuir in Scotland at minus 8C.

Temperatures are tipped to continue to fall in the UK over the weekend, with several sporting events cancelled.

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