Severe thunderstorms and torrential rain at Dublin Airport have resulted in a number of flights diverting to Shannon this evening.
A Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for eleven counties including Dublin is currently in place.
Aircraft on approach to Dublin were placed in holding patterns away from the airport as the area was hit by bad weather. A number of aircraft opted to divert to alternative airports including Shannon.
As of 8.10pm, several flights remained in holding patterns over the Irish Sea while one Ryanair has been holding over South Tipperary awaiting an update on the situation at Dublin.
It’s understood however the flights have begun to depart from Dublin again while aircraft holding have also been allowed to land again. The weather hasn’t fully cleared in the area so further diversions are possible.
The flights that have diverted to Shannon so far include:
Ryanair FR-7319 from Almeria
Ryanair FR-1453 from Brussels
Ryanair FR-1975 from Poznan
Ryanair FR-6394 from Barcelona
British Airways BA-824 from London
Air Baltic SK2565 from Stockholm
Ryanair FR-7379 from Marakesh