Dozens of North Sea helicopter flights from Aberdeen and Sumburgh face delays this morning as severe weather strikes the region.
Bristow has 10 flights listed as delayed or on hold which are due to travel from Aberdeen to Repsol Sinopec, Harbour Energy, Taqa, and BP assets.
Similarly, six CHC helicopter flights face delays due to weather which are scheduled to travel to Apache, Harbour Energy, Equinor, Fairfield and Shell platforms in the North Sea.
NHV meanwhile has five flights delayed for Neptune, Ithaca, Harbour and Petrofac installations.
⚠️⚠️ AMBER weather warning updated ⚠️⚠️
Rain warning for parts of Scotland
UPDATE : Area extended eastwards across Aberdeenshire
Wednesday 0600 – Thursday 0600
Latest info 👉 https://t.co/QwDLMfRBfs
— Met Office (@metoffice) July 28, 2021
Babcock has three flights, travelling out of Sumburgh to EnQuest and CNR assets, on hold due to weather, while three others are cancelled.
The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for severe thunderstorms and flooding across north-east Scotland.
The warning is to remain in force from 6am Wednesday until 6am Thursday amid concern of the impact upon homes and businesses.
Today forecasters have extended the area affected to include all of Aberdeenshire as well as Aberdeen, Moray, Inverness and Easter Ross.
Communities including Lossiemouth, Buckie, Banff and Fraserburgh are expected to experience the worst of the evening rain.
Heavy downpours are also forecast into the late evening in the Inverness area with Aberdeenshire, Moray and Aberdeen also likely to experience some showers and possibly some thunder through the night until the amber warning expires at 6am on Thursday.