Several flights were diverted from Southampton Airport after fog caused travel disruption.

Planes were unable to land at the airport on Sunday night, resulting in cancellations and diversions.

City residents reported sighting numerous planes circling over the airport and the Isle of Wight.

Southampton Airport confirmed that four flights were diverted due to fog – three Loganair and one Aer Lingus flight.

Loganair confirmed flight LM497 Glasgow to Southampton was diverted to Bristol, with onward travel to Southampton Airport organised.

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The airline’s journey from Southampton to Glasgow, flight LM490, was cancelled.

One Southampton resident was surprised to see several planes flying over his house.

On Sunday he said: “We saw several planes circling over us in Bitterne and I looked on FlightRadar24 where I saw six flights circling the airport and the IOW.

“I watched one flight divert and land in Bournemouth, three more divert to Bristol and the last two (Blue Islands ATR turboprops) landed at Southampton.

“I assume the problem was fog, I know it can often be foggy around Mansbridge.”