RAF Halts Flights After Heatwave Melts Runway

The Royal Airforce (RAF) has stopped flights to and from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire after the runway melted amid the UK’s hottest day.

According to an RAF spokesperson, Brize Norton was forced to divert traffic to other airfields because the tarmac melted.

“During this period of extreme temperature flight safety remains the RAF’s top priority, so aircraft are using alternative airfields in line with a long-established plan. This means there is no impact on RAF operations,” reassured the RAF. 

Luton airport also announced that their runway has melted as well and started diverting flights elsewhere. 

The Met office warned that Tuesday is expected to be hotter and that temperatures may reach 43C.

Citizens were advised to stay indoors and avoid using public transportation. 


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