Isle of Man flights and ferry delays due to Storm Franklin

   February 21, 2022 ,   Accidents

Gales brought by Storm Franklin caused disruption to flights and ferry sailings on Isle of Man (Peel-Douglas, UK).

The 08:45 GMT sailing of Ben-my-Chree from Douglas to Heysham was delayed by ~2 hours, causing further delays to later voyages.

Flights to/from Ronaldsway Airport were delayed.

Trees were brought down by the winds overnight. Electricity supplies to homes in parts of Kerrowmoar and Maughold were cut off for a time.

Ronaldsway Met Office recorded gusts of up to 177km/h (110mph) on Snaefell overnight, with gusts of up to 120 kph (75 mph) on lower ground.

Isle of Man (Peel-Douglas, UK)

It marks the 4th day of weather disruption to travel on the isle following on from Friday's gales by Storm Eunice. Snowfall led to road closures on Saturday, leaving motorists stuck on A18 Mountain Road.

All cruises of the Ben-my-Chree were canceled on Sunday due to gales over the Irish Sea.