Sailings cancelled because of weather

Two of today's sailings have been cancelled as a result of the weather.

The Steam Packet Company won't operate the 8.45am crossing to Heysham or the 2.15pm service to Douglas with winds reaching severe gale force nine forecast in the Irish Sea.

Those who were booked to travel are asked to contact the operator's reservations team to make alternative arrangements.

Later sailings aren't expected to be affected.