Gatwick Airport has issued a statement following delays and cancellations to flights because of ice and snow.

The airport saw several arrivals and departures delayed and cancelled yesterday after snow fell in the afternoon.

More than 30 arriving flights have been cancelled today.

There are no cancelled outbound flights, although several are delayed.

The airport said yesterday that snow and freezing weather may cause disruption.

A spokesman for the airport said: "The airport is open and flights are operating, however snow and freezing weather is causing some delays and cancellations at the airport today.

"Passengers are advised to check flight status with their airline - and also local travel conditions - before departing for the airport."