January 17, 2022, 17:29

    UK weather forecast: New dense fog warning in -5C freeze this weekend

    UK weather forecast: New dense fog warning in -5C freeze this weekend

    Brits have been given a Met Office yellow warning of fog causing hazardous driving conditions on Saturday amid freezing temperatures that could drop as low as -5C.

    It is has been a week of dense fog and icy conditions for much of England, with milder weather in Scotland, but Sunday is expected to see clearer skies move in, if only for the day before another spell of thick fog descends.

    But frost and fog is set to be a hazard for wide parts of the UK on Saturday, specifically around the South East, central England and stretching up to Newcastle, where the fog may remain all day and temperatures not rise above zero.

    The Met Office urged everyone to "get the hot water bottles at the ready as it's set to be a cold and frosty night."

    With fog patches set to spread overnight, the warning states that "some dense fog patches are possible, with visibilities perhaps dropping to between 50-100m in a few places".

    The fog warning stretches from the south of England to Newcastle

    People have been told to expect: “Impaired visibility leading to hazardous driving conditions in places and probable slower journey times especially by road, delays to bus and train services are possible. There is a chance of delays or cancellations to flights."

    Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said that there could be clear skies in north west England and north Wales but for most of England there is going to be fog and low cloud.

    He said: "Clear at first and then mist and fog soon form especially across parts of the Midland and into eastern England where it will be dense in places and there is a fog warning in force. There will also be some fog elsewhere but also low cloud for much of south Wales, central and southern parts of England."

    Temperatures are expected to drop as low as -5C in the foggiest areas
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    He continued: “A widespread fog across England and Wales with temperatures in some sheltered spots down to -3C and -5C. So a freezing foggy start to the day once again on Saturday and those stubborn fog patches perhaps continuing all day in places, for example in eastern England and so watch out on the roads first thing for that. Otherwise a lot of low cloud across England and Wales.

    The mist and fog patches have been given the chance to form because light winds and high pressure across the UK meaning the air is not moving very quickly.

    Clearer night on Saturday but still cold and drizzle means that there will be some bright spells on Sunday.

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Today:

    Fog across parts of central, eastern and northern England slowly lifting to low cloud, and feeling chilly. Elsewhere, most parts dry with large amounts of cloud and some sunny intervals. A few showers affecting western parts later.

    Tonight:

    A few showers affecting southwestern parts, else mostly dry with broken cloud and isolated frost. A band of rain moving southeastwards across Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    Sunday:

    A band of cloud and patchy rain edging southeastwards across England and Wales. Much of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland becoming dry with sunny spells.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Mostly dry with sunny spells and overnight frost and fog patches in the south. More unsettled and windier in the north with some rain or showers at times.

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