Daily Brief 31 July 2013

Last updated 18:00 BST.


in brief:

Channel delays: P&O Calais-Dover, Eurotunnel freight.

Weather: Cloudy north, sunny south.

Traffic: See @DE_Traffic from 09:00 BST.



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Meteoalarm weather risk alerts – Red and Amber alerts for forest fire south Norway, and Amber alerts for high temperatures Montenegro and central Spain, .

Weather – showers, some heavy with thunderstorms, across Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden but hot and sunny in South of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.


Limited space DFDS Dover-Calais.

P&O Calais-Dover: ‘All services operating to schedule with spaces currently available with the following exception: Calais to Dover 20h35  which will now depart at approx. 21h10.’

Eurotunnel freight: ‘Due to an earlier cancellation, the journey from check-in to arrival in France will take approximately 2 hours.’

No other operators currently reporting any delays.

See Traffic/Travel/Weather for more.





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.


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