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Freezing fog blankets the South East: Met Workplace warns of journey chaos

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The Met Office has warned of journey chaos and potential flight cancellations on Saturday as visibility plunges to simply 50 yards in some areas.

Temperatures are set to plummet this weekend with lows of 0C in Wales and west England as a yellow fog climate warning was issued for London, Birmingham and the East of England on Saturday morning. 

Drivers ought to anticipate ‘hazardous driving circumstances’ and slower journey occasions, with delays to bus and prepare companies anticipated.

‘There’s a probability of delays or cancellations to flights,’ in accordance with the Met Workplace.

Elsewhere as we speak the fog will slowly elevate to low cloud and there might be a ‘chilly really feel’.  The Met Workplace stated: ‘Most components might be dry with giant quantities of cloud and a few sunny intervals. A couple of showers are anticipated to have an effect on western components later.’

It comes amid a threat of freezing circumstances till subsequent Monday, with temperatures set to plummet as little as -4C (24F) in components of the nation and other people urged to examine on their weak neighbours. 

Bookmaker Coral has made it odds on at 4-5 that the UK will file its coldest January ever, whereas additionally making it even shorter odds of 1-2 on snow falling in London this month. 

Temperatures are set to plummet this weekend with lows of 0C in Wales and west England as a fog warning is issued for London, Birmingham and the East of England. Pictured, fog in the Oxfordshire countryside

Temperatures are set to plummet this weekend with lows of 0C in Wales and west England as a fog warning is issued for London, Birmingham and the East of England. Pictured, fog within the Oxfordshire countryside

Drivers should expect 'hazardous driving conditions' and slower journey times, with delays to bus and train services expected. Pictured, Dunsden in Oxfordshire this morning

Drivers ought to anticipate ‘hazardous driving circumstances’ and slower journey occasions, with delays to bus and prepare companies anticipated. Pictured, Dunsden in Oxfordshire this morning

From Thursday afternoon, the Met Workplace warned the West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, London, South East England and South West England areas will expertise chilly climate.

Met Workplace Deputy Chief Meteorologist Dan Rudman stated: ‘In a single day minimal temperatures are presumably attending to -4C in some rural areas, however widespread below-freezing circumstances elsewhere in a single day within the following days. 

‘This can lead to some harsh frosts and potential freezing fog in some locations.’ 

Agostinho Sousa, Advisor in Public Well being Medication at UKHSA, added: ‘As we proceed to expertise very low temperatures this winter it’s vital to recollect to examine on those that are extra weak to chilly climate, similar to aged or frail family and friends, particularly in the event that they stay alone or with a severe sickness.’  

She stated the ‘most weak’ ought to warmth their houses to no less than 64F (18C) notably if they’ve decreased mobility, are 65 and over, or have a well being situation. 

She additionally suggested folks to put on sneakers with good grip if they should go outdoors through the chilly climate. 

Met Workplace spokesperson Stephen Dixon instructed Metro he was not anticipating widespread snow, however for a lightweight dusting on excessive grounds in Scotland, which is anticipated presently of 12 months.

In the meantime, Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead stated: ‘With January nonetheless but to succeed in its third week and temperatures forecast to sink extraordinarily low because the month progresses, we now make it odds on to be the UK’s coldest ever.’

He added: ‘Londoners can anticipate snow this month with the white stuff falling firmly odds on in accordance with our odds.’    

A yellow fog warning has been put in place across London, Birmingham, the east of England and the north east

A yellow fog warning has been put in place throughout London, Birmingham, the east of England and the north east 

Met Office spokesperson Stephen Dixon told Metro he was not expecting widespread snow, but for a light dusting on high grounds in Scotland, which is expected at this time of year. Pictured, a pony in Dundsen, Oxfordshire

Met Workplace spokesperson Stephen Dixon instructed Metro he was not anticipating widespread snow, however for a lightweight dusting on excessive grounds in Scotland, which is anticipated presently of 12 months. Pictured, a pony in Dundsen, Oxfordshire

Elsewhere today the fog will slowly lift to low cloud and there will be a 'chilly feel'. The Met Office said: 'Most parts will be dry with large amounts of cloud and some sunny intervals. A few showers are expected to affect western parts later.' Pictured, cars in Dunsden, Oxfordshire

Elsewhere as we speak the fog will slowly elevate to low cloud and there might be a ‘chilly really feel’. The Met Workplace stated: ‘Most components might be dry with giant quantities of cloud and a few sunny intervals. A couple of showers are anticipated to have an effect on western components later.’ Pictured, vehicles in Dunsden, Oxfordshire

With the chilly climate arriving as Britons face a crushing cost-of-living disaster, together with elevated prices on heating payments, the Authorities suggested folks to warmth the lounge through the day and the bed room whereas going to sleep ‘if folks cannot warmth all of the rooms they use’. 

The UKHSA, which issued the chilly climate alert, added: ‘Carrying a couple of skinny layers is healthier at trapping warmth than carrying one thick layer. 

‘Having loads of scorching meals and drinks can also be efficient for holding heat.’ 

The anticipated chilly climate comes after Britons skilled a milder than ordinary begin to the 12 months and follows the UK’s warmest ever New 12 months’s Day when St James’s Park in London registered 16.3C (61.3F), beating the earlier file of 15.6C (60.1F) set in Bude, Cornwall, set greater than a century in the past in 1916.

And that got here after the nation’s mildest New 12 months’s Eve on file the day earlier than when Merryfield in Somerset reached 15.8C (60.4F), beating the earlier excessive of 14.8C (58.6F) set in 2011 at Colwyn Bay in North Wales.  

Source: Each day Mail

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