Travellers were left cursing Mother Nature as fog caused flight delays at Leeds Bradford Airport.
The murky conditions affected a number of flights this morning, the airport’s marketing director, Tony Hallwood, confirmed to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
He also stressed, however, that it had been back to business as usual at Leeds Bradford after lunchtime.
Flights from London, Belfast and Aberdeen were cancelled during the disruption.
Services from Amsterdam, Palma and Berlin, meanwhile, were diverted to Doncaster and Manchester airports.
A message on the Yeadon-based airport’s Facebook page said: “As a result of adverse weather conditions, Leeds Bradford Airport is presently experiencing delays. We recommend you contact your airline or tour operator and check the status of your flight before arriving at the airport.”
Some comments from Facebook users shrugged off the announcement, with Philp Whiteley writing: “Can’t change the weather, all airports get it.”
Others, however, were more critical, with Dan Lebath writing: “Adverse? The airport has been plagued with low cloud since it was built.”
There is good news on the horizon in Leeds for people planning days out this weekend.
Cloudy conditions early on Friday are due to give way to sunny intervals by later the same day, say forecasters.
Further sunny intervals are likely on Saturday, with temperatures climbing to 16C (61F).
Sunday should bring a mixture of sunshine and cloud as temperatures hover around the 17C (63F) mark.
There is a danger on both Saturday and Sunday, however, of what forecasters describe as “chilly starts with early mist patches”.