Luton, Gatwick airports closed - Malta flights hit
Snow and ice continued to cause widespread misery and disruption for travellers across Britain today, with Luton airport being closed this evening because of snow. A Ryanair flight from Malta was cancelled.
EasyJet flights from and to Newcastle have also been delayed because of the weather. A service from Manchester tomorrow (Tuesday) was cancelled.
The runway at Gatwick Airport was closed during the afternoon for de-icing.
An Air Malta flight to Heathrow was delayed by an hour this afternoon because of congestion there as a number of flights were diverted from other airports.
The British Highways Agency warned drivers to expect difficult driving conditions during the next 24 hours because of a combination of snow, rain and ice.
Forecasters said there were warnings of snow this evening and overnight across the east and west Midlands, eastern England, London and the south-east and parts of the south-west.
They forecast falls of 2-5 cm in southern England but some higher parts could see up to 10 cm (3.9 inches), adding to the transport chaos since the cold snap began last week.
Heavy snow in parts of Yorkshire and Cumbria had earlier caused major disruption to travellers, with some drivers abandoning their cars.
Driving conditions were hazardous in Greater Manchester, including the M60 motorway and some smaller roads were closed.
Hundreds of people were stranded at Manchester airport overnight after flights were suspended due to heavy snow.
In the south, Kent's roads have suffered icy conditions and heavy snow as well as a backlog of traffic caused by Eurostar halting services through the Channel Tunnel and the temporary closure of Calais port.
Eurostar halted trains for a third day on Monday as the investigation into the weekend breakdowns continued.