BBC Weather warning: Freezing fog sparks travel chaos fears as temperatures plunge to -3

BBC Weather: Temperatures set to drop as mist and fog sets in

BBC Weather’s Carol Kirkwood warned freezing fog will be slow to clear Monday morning as the Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place for it across southeast England. The Met Office confirmed “disruption to transport is possible” as visibility is low. It comes after the UK was hit by snow on the weekend.

Ms Kirkwood said: “You might not like this weather forecast I’m going to give you because this morning it’s a cold start, it’s a frosty start.

“There’s some fog around as well, some of that is freezing fog and generally today it’s going to be cold and grey.

“If we look at the temperatures at the moment, it’s -3C currently in High Wycombe; -2C in Bury St Edmunds and freezing in Belfast and also in Durham so it gives you an idea how cold it is when you’re just stepping out but the fog will be an issue this morning.”

She added: “Freezing fog will be slow to clear. There’s not much in the way of wind to move it around and this area of low pressure will eventually come our way tonight.

“The Met Office has a yellow weather warning out for fog for parts of the south of England but there are mist and fog patches in other parts of the country as well.

“Some of it across East Anglia will be slow to lift and that will hold back the temperatures.

“The best of any sunshine will be out in the west and you can see we’ve got showers dotted in the west, south and also the north east – these are our maximum temperatures.”

Cold conditions continued over the weekend after parts of the South West and Scotland were hit by heavy rain, forecasters have said.

UK weather: Met Office issue warning for 'heavy rain'

While Friday brought dramatic “thundersnow” to some parts of Scotland, and other parts of the UK woke up to wintry scenes, Saturday’s forecast featured more rain.

Heavy rain hit parts of South West and South Wales on Monday.

National Rail reported flooding on some Scottish routes on Saturday morning, including trains through Livingston North, west of Edinburgh.

Trams in Edinburgh were also affected by heavy rain, with services reduced to one route on Saturday morning.


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Friday’s snowfall was likely “the most widespread snow of the season so far,” Mr Keates said.

Conditions coming into the weekend were warmer, as overnight temperatures remained around freezing with minus 1.6C (29.12F) recorded in East Malling, Kent.

The coldest night of 2020 so far was minus 10.2C (13.6F), recorded at Braemar in Aberdeenshire on February 13.

The Met Office previously warned icy conditions are likely to persist at least until Tuesday.

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