Freezing fog covers the southeast: Met Office warns of travel chaos

The Met Office has warned of travel chaos and possible flight cancellations on Saturday as visibility drops to just 50 meters in some areas.

Temperatures are set to drop to 0C lows in Wales and western England this weekend as a yellow fog warning was issued for London, Birmingham and the east of England on Saturday morning.

Drivers must be aware of ‘dangerous driving conditions’ and slower journey times, with expected delays for bus and train services.

“There is a risk of flight delays or cancellations,” the Met Office said.

Elsewhere today, the fog will slowly lift to low-hanging clouds, creating a ‘cold feeling’. The Met Office said: “Most parts will be dry with large amounts of cloud and some sunny spells. Later there will be a few showers to the west.’

It comes amid a risk of frost until next Monday, with temperatures set to drop to -4C (24F) in parts of the country and people are urged to check on their vulnerable neighbors.

Bookmaker Coral has put a 4-5 chance that the UK will record its coldest January on record, while also putting an even shorter 1-2 chance of snow falling in London this month.

Temperatures are set to drop to 0C lows in Wales and western England this weekend, as a fog warning has been issued for London, Birmingham and the east of England. Pictured, fog in Oxfordshire countryside

Drivers must be aware of 'dangerous driving conditions' and slower journey times, with expected delays for bus and train services.  Pictured, Dunsden in Oxfordshire this morning

Drivers must be aware of ‘dangerous driving conditions’ and slower journey times, with expected delays for bus and train services. Pictured, Dunsden in Oxfordshire this morning

As of Thursday afternoon, the Met Office warned that the West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, London, South East and South West England regions will experience cold weather.

Meteorologist Dan Rudman, deputy chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “Nighttime minimums could potentially reach -4°C in some rural areas, but be below freezing widely elsewhere in the following days.

‘This causes some severe frost and possibly freezing fog in some places.’

Agostinho Sousa, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at UKHSA, added: ‘As we continue to experience very cold temperatures this winter, it is important to remember to monitor for those who are more vulnerable to cold weather, such as the elderly or frail friends and family, especially if they live alone or with a serious illness.’

She said the “most vulnerable” should heat their homes to at least 64F (18C), especially if they have limited mobility, are 65 years of age or older, or have a health problem.

She also advised people to wear shoes with good grip if they have to go outside in cold weather.

Met Office spokesman Stephen Dixon told Metro he didn’t expect widespread snow, but a light cloud of dust on high grounds in Scotland, expected at this time of year.

Meanwhile, Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: ‘With January yet to enter its third week and forecast temperatures to turn extremely low as the month progresses, we now stand a chance of becoming the coldest on record in the UK.’

He added: “Londoners can expect snow this month and the white stuff is disappointing according to our expectations.”

A yellow fog warning has been put in place in London, Birmingham, the East of England and the North East

A yellow fog warning has been put in place in London, Birmingham, the East of England and the North East

Met Office spokesman Stephen Dixon told Metro he didn't expect widespread snow, but a light cloud of dust on high grounds in Scotland, expected at this time of year.  Pictured, a pony in Dundsen, Oxfordshire

Met Office spokesman Stephen Dixon told Metro he didn’t expect widespread snow, but a light cloud of dust on high grounds in Scotland, expected at this time of year. Pictured, a pony in Dundsen, Oxfordshire

Elsewhere today, the fog will slowly lift to low-hanging clouds, creating a 'cold feeling'.  The Met Office said:

Elsewhere today, the fog will slowly lift to low-hanging clouds, creating a ‘cold feeling’. The Met Office said: “Most parts will be dry with large amounts of cloud and some sunny spells. Later there will be a few showers to the west.’ Pictured, cars in Dunsden, Oxfordshire

As the cold weather arrives and Britain faces a crushing crisis in the cost of living, including higher heating bills, the government advised people to heat the living room during the day and the bedroom as they go to sleep ‘if people can’t heat all the rooms’. rooms they use’.

The UKHSA, which issued the cold weather warning, added: ‘Wearing a few thin layers is better at retaining heat than wearing one thick layer.

‘A lot of hot food and drink is also effective for keeping warm.’

The forecast cold weather comes after Britain experienced a milder than usual start to the year and follows the UK’s warmest New Year’s Day on record, when St James’s Park in London registered 16.3C (61.3F), breaking the previous record of 15.6C (60.1F) was defeated. is set in Bude, Cornwall, over a century ago in 1916.

And that came after the mildest New Year’s Eve on record in the country the day before, when Merryfield in Somerset reached 15.8°C, lifting the previous 2011 high of 14.8°C (58.6F) in North Colwyn Bay. -Wales defeated.

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