BBC Weather warns of freezing fog and -5C chill
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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for fog across parts of the south of England, the Midlands and Wales from later today. The wide-ranging warning could lead to dangerous conditions for drivers and cause disruption to public transport services.
The Met Office warning reads: “Fog patches will reform during Thursday afternoon, particularly in river valleys and near lakes, and may become locally dense during the evening with visibility below 100m in places.
“Fog is expected to become more widespread overnight and after dawn on Friday morning with further dense patches, before slowly clearing.
“However, a few patches may persist into the afternoon.”
The warning, which is in place from 5pm on Thursday, covers a huge patch of Britain.
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Where will fog hit today and tomorrow?
Among the affected areas are Cardiff, Birmingham, Reading, Southampton, West London, and Bedford.
Major roads in these areas are likely to have poor visibility during evening and morning peak hours, and drivers are cautioned to take care and should expect slower journey times.
The warning is in place until 11am on Friday, with the remnants expected to clear throughout the day.
Will there be fog this weekend?
This weekend is shaping up to be a cold and miserable one for much of the UK.
Fog will return on Saturday for parts of south and central England according to the Met Office, but will remain settled and cold.
Some areas will feel the chill, when temperatures drop to below zero.
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By 9am on Saturday, Yorkshire and Cumbria will be subject to 0C, while central and north Wales will feel the mercury drop to -1C.
Temperatures will warm by a couple of degrees throughout the day before dropping low again as night settles in.
Overall temperatures will be warmer on Sunday, with highs of 10C in the mid afternoon in the south.
The fog is also expected to have completely cleared by Sunday morning.
Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Dan Rudman said: “Temperatures in central and southern England are expected to trend downwards from Thursday, with overnight minimum temperatures possibly getting to -4C in some rural areas, but widespread below-freezing conditions elsewhere overnight in the following days.
“This will result in some harsh frosts and possible freezing fog in some places.
“Temperatures will stay subdued through the next few days from Thursday in the alerted areas, with highs likely to remain in the mid-to-low single figures through the weekend, especially in places where any fog or low cloud lingers throughout the day.”
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