Red Arrows flypast over Surrey and London cancelled due to ‘appalling weather’

Red Arrows flypasts over parts of Surrey and London have been cancelled due to “appalling weather” conditions.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatics team had been scheduled over Camberley and Weybridge on their way to London, but poor weather has made it unsafe to fly.

The Red Arrows had planned to visit London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast as part of celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day on Saturday (August 15). Only the flyover at Belfast went ahead as planned.

A tweet from the Red Arrows said: “Sadly, the appalling weather – as seen here on approach into RAF Brize Norton this afternoon – has forced us to cancel today’s flypast over London for #VJDay75. Very disappointing but safety always our first priority.”

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The tweet was accompanied by a video showing thick grey clouds and limited visibility for the pilots.

The aerobatics team had been due to fly over Surrey on their way to London via Camberley at 5.24pm and Weybridge at 5.27pm before reaching Richmond, north east of Walton and The Moleseys, at around 5.28pm.

Many across the UK have been left disappointed after taking to beauty spots and high ground to watch the famous Diamond Nine formation.

It follows the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms across the whole of Surrey over the weekend.

Friday (August 14) also saw flooding in the county as rain battered the area.

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