The Met Office issued a yellow warning of fog that could cause travel chaos this morning with drivers told to note “difficult and dangerous” conditions on the road
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Britons are being warned to be careful with thick fog on Wednesday morning after the Met Office yellow warning was issued.
The UK has seen a drop in temperatures in many areas midweek and it will start to fog on Wednesday, particularly in the south-west of the country.
For the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, very cold is expected with temperatures down to -3C.
A yellow fog warning is in place from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.
“Dense fog, mainly over modest hills and near the south coast, will make driving difficult this morning,” the Met Office said.
People are being told to expect: “Driving conditions and in dangerous places with journeys that take longer than usual.
“There is a possibility of flight delay.”
Clear skies overnight should help bring in a chilly start to the north of the UK with WXCharts suggesting the mercury could drop to -3C in Scotland and freeze over much of northern England.
Temperatures will be warmer in the south but through Wednesday it will struggle to get above 5 degrees Celsius.
Met Office forecaster Clare Nasir said: “Clearer skies with some heavy rain continuing through Wednesday slowly pushing them north. The brightest weather will be the north pole and east of Scotland until Wednesday afternoon.”
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She continued: “For the far north of England, Northern Ireland and much of Scotland, it’s going to be dry with starry skies and temperatures below freezing, so a frost is expected. quite widespread.”
Wet and cloudy weather is likely to move north through Wednesday.
“Throughout Wednesday morning, we watched as this rain slowly climbed northward,” Ms Nasir said.
“There will be scattered rain for now but some moderate spells cannot be ruled out and there will be occasional gusts across Northern Ireland, even Scotland, as we go through the afternoon with fresh weather. brighter in the Central and northern parts of Scotland.”
The temperature is set to remain above freezing for the second half of the week before it drops again in mid-March.
According to WXCharts, another cold weather will see heavy snowfall from around March 10 and temperatures dropping to sub-zero freezing for much of the country.
Some of the heaviest snowfall is to come in Scotland with a potential 25cm landfall.
But there will also be floods in the Valley of Wales, with Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Yorkshire and north-east England also expected to experience about 3 inches later in the day.
UK forecast for the next 5 days
: Cloudy and wet from Scotland; sometimes heavy rain locally in the west. Fine, after an initial cold start over much of Scotland, slowly covering from the south then as rain arrives. Softer and softer.
Cloudy, with rain, drizzle, fog on the hill. Shetland left good. Drying was accompanied by some sudden clouds over some southern areas during the night. The north is cool and temperate.
A slow-moving band of clouds and rain, located roughly from Scotland to south-central England. Dry, sunny and windy on either side. The north wind calms down.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Clouds and rain moving slowly east Friday, best brightness west. Drier, colder weather most of the weekend, though some showers in the east.
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