Battle of Britain Memorial Flight cancels today's Sunderland Airshow display

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
0
Have your say

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has been cancelled at today's opening night of the Sunderland International Airshow - due to the bad weather.

The Lancaster bomber and Spitfire and Hurricane fighters were due to do a 20-minute display from 6.05pm.

But at 2.20pm today the event's official Twitter account made an announcement which will disappoint thousands of visitors.

It said: "Flying announcement - @RAFBBMF have cancelled their display for TODAY due to forecast weather conditions in their home base and here.

"At the moment, tomorrow’s display will go ahead as planned."

A second Tweet said: "BBMF only have cancelled for today. Everything this else is still planned. However, we will await further weather updates later in the day."

Tomorrow’s display will go ahead as planned.

What's the weather expected to be like for Friday's Sunderland Airshow 2018?