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UK Yellow Warning: Freezing Fog Causes Travel Chaos

FREEZING fog could bring dangerous driving conditions this weekend as the cold spell continues. The mist could be so dense…

By Editorial , in Environment , at January 22, 2023

FREEZING fog could bring dangerous driving conditions this weekend as the cold spell continues.

The mist could be so dense in some areas that visibility drops below 100 yards, the Met Office has warned.

Weather of England

Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning for parts of England, including the Midlands, Yorkshire, Cheshire and much of the South West and Wales.

It is in effect until at least 11 a.m. and urges anyone traveling today to be very careful.

Delays on roads and train lines are likely, while untreated surfaces could become slippery.

Flights could also be delayed or canceled, it is feared.

The Met Office said: “Freezing fog is expected to develop Friday night and will be slow to clear up in places until Saturday morning.

“Some fogs could be quite dense with visibility sometimes falling below 100 meters.

“The west of England is most likely to see lingering freezing fog in the late morning and in a few places into the afternoon.”

Temperatures dropped to negative numbers last night, with the mercury dipping to a low of -10.2C in Braemar, Aberdeenshire.

Kielder in Northumberland was just a fraction warmer at -7.2C, while Sennybridge in Brecknockshire recorded -8.5C.

Towns and villages further south hovered around -4C to zero.

But the frost is dissipating slightly this morning, with some sunshine over much of England and Wales this afternoon.

There will be highs of 7C in the South West, 5C in London, 4C in the North and 3C in Wales.

It comes after temperatures dipped below -10C in parts of the UK this week in snowy and icy conditions.

Drumnadrochit near Inverness in the Highlands hit -10.4C in the early hours of Thursday, making it the coldest temperature on record of the year so far.

Manchester Airport was forced to close both of its runways for a period due to heavy snowfall.

Meteorologist Aiden McGivern said: “There will be patches of freezing fog around the first hour and it could take much of the morning to clear from central parts of the UK.

“One or two patches will last well into the afternoon.”

This article is originally published on news-24.fr

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