Last updated 19:00 BST.
Channel delays: Eurotunnel. P&O D-C.
Weather: Hot and sunny in the south, and north east.
Traffic: See @DE_Traffic from 09:00 BST.
News: Rolls-Royce pops up in Cannes – Gibraltar queues – Italy toll strike threat.
Meteoalarm weather risk alerts – Red warning for forest fire south Norway. Bulgaria and Romania under amber warning for high temperatures; Serbia and Latvia for storms.
Weather – dry, hot and sunny across the south from Spain to Turkey and from Finland east. Heavy showers Norway, Denmark & Germany. Fine and dry in the north west, apart from UK. Some showers France.
P&O Dover-Calais: ‘Due to adverse weather conditions some of are sailings are subject to delays’.
Eurotunnel Freight UK terminal: ‘Due to high volume of traffic the journey from check-in to arrival in France will take approximately 2 hours.’
No operators currently reporting any delays.
See Traffic/Travel/Weather for more.
Gibraltar – despite an intervention from Foreign Secretary William Hague on Sunday, delays crossing into Gibraltar reached three hours today according to @JamesNeish, a local journalist. As far as we know there has been no official response yet from the Spanish government though the Spanish Foreign Minister reportedly told William Hague that enhanced border checks would continue ‘whenever necessary’. Drivers waited up to eight hours on Saturday as border guards apparently inspected every vehicle. It was the latest in a series of tit-for-tat incidents, often resulting in long border queues, over the disputed territory. For the latest see www.gbc.gi.
All operators are warning passengers to leave plenty of time for journeys to the port. With availability often limited at this time of the year, late passengers may have to want considerable time for space, and/or be liable for extra charges.
Bulgaria – anti-govt demonstrations becoming a permanent feature, stepping up a gear on 23 July with a blockade of parliament. 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.
Turkey – after some time without protests the situation is unpredictable again. See latest FCO travel advice.