Just a week after Storm Malik and Storm Corrie battered the UK, Manchester experienced another weekend of exceptionally strong winds, heavy rain and plenty of disruption.
Winds were between 290 and 310 degrees giving a near 90 degree crosswind component for Runway 23R at Manchester, and with reported winds gusting as high as 39 Knots.
There were 4 go arounds through the time I was there, 3 of which were quite early on the approach and one being pretty much right above me, so I can’t complain, these were:
- Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLO EY21 From Abu Dhabi:
ATC instructed go around due to a preceding aircraft birdstrike.
- Lufthansa Airbus A320-200 D-AIWB LH938 From Frankfurt:
- Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DPN FR4051 From Faro:
Low level windshear.
- Ryanair/Buzz Boeing 737-800 SP-RKM FR6849 From Prague: