Daily Brief 15 July 2013

Latest update 18:30 UK time.

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in brief:

Ferries: No delays.

Weather: very warm to hot. Some showers.

Traffic: see @DriveEurope.

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Italy, A32 Bardonecchia Valley, towards the shockingly expensive Frejus Tunnel, €42.40 one-way, into France. Come off at Susa and take the mountain pass instead, past Lac du Monet Cenis.

Italy, Bardonecchia Valley, A32 from Turin, towards the shockingly expensive Frejus Tunnel, €42.40 one-way, into France. Come off at Susa and take the mountain pass instead, past Lac du Mont Cenis.

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TRAVEL/WEATHER:

Meteoalarm weather risk alerts – no red alerts but amber alerts for risk of storms in a patch of north west Spain and forest fire in north central Latvia.

Weather in brief – very warm to hot. Showers: southern Italy, Poland, Belarus, Russia, west Norway.

Crossing the Channel: No operators currently reporting any delays.

Eurotunnel: ‘Our passenger service is currently operating with some timetable disruption, this is due to earlier cancellations. There is a waiting time of approximately 30 minutes on the terminal.’ Eurotunnel: Our passenger service is currently operating with some timetable disruption, this is due to earlier cancellations caused by a technical fault on board a shuttle. There is a waiting time of approximately 30 minutes on the terminal. DFDS Dover-Calais: ‘We regret to advise the following services are operating with delays of up to 1 hour 40 minutes due to operational reasons. Dover to Calais 10:15hrs. Calais to Dover 09:00hrs. Please still check-in at the port on time.’

Latest from @Port_of_Dover: ‘Here in Dover sea conditions in the Channel are slight with a Easterly breeze, force 2, and the visibility is good.’

Latest @CF_travel_news forecast: ‘The current forecast indicates slight sea conditions for the week ahead.’

See our Traffic/Travel/Weather page for the latest.

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NOTES:

Turkey – after some time without protests the situation is tense again. See latest FCO travel advice.

Bulgaria – anti-govt demonstrations becoming a permanent feature. The British Embassy says, ‘There is a small risk of violence. Avoid large gatherings in public spaces and follow local media and the advice of the local authorities.’ For the latest FCO travel advice click here. For Bulgarian news in English see www.Novinite.com or @novinite_com on Twitter.

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