UK weather: Yellow warning for freezing fog set to spark travel chaos today as visibility falls below 100m | The Sun
FREEZING fog could bring dangerous driving conditions this weekend as the cold snap continues.
The haze could be so dense in some areas that visibility falls to below 100 metres, the Met Office has warned.
Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning for parts of England, including the Midlands, Yorkshire, Cheshire and much of the South West, and Wales.
It is in force until at least 11am and urges anyone travelling today to take extra care.
Delays on roads and train lines are likely, while untreated surfaces could become slippery.
Flights could also be held up or cancelled, it is feared.
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The Met Office said: "Freezing fog is expected to develop during Friday night and will be slow to clear in places through Saturday morning.
"Some fog could be quite dense with the visibility falling below 100 metres at times.
"Western England is more likely to see freezing fog persist into late morning and in a few places into the afternoon."
Temperatures dropped into minus figures last night, with the mercury plunging to a low of -10.2C in Braemar, Aberdeenshire.
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Kielder in Northumberland was only a fraction warmer at -7.2C, while Sennybridge in Brecknockshire recorded -8.5C.
Towns and cities further south hovered around -4C to zero.
But the frost is clearing slightly this morning, with some sunshine for much of England and Wales this afternoon.
There will be highs of 7C in the South West, 5C in London, 4C in the North and 3C in Wales.
It comes after temperatures plunged below -10C in parts of the UK this week amid snowy and icy conditions.
Drumnadrochit near Inverness in the Highlands hit -10.4C in the early hours of Thursday, making it the coldest recorded temperature of the year so far.
Manchester Airport was forced to close both its runways for a period due to heavy snowfall.
Meteorologist Aiden McGivern said: "There will be freezing fog patches about first thing and it could take much of the morning to clear from central parts of the UK.
"One or two patches will last into the afternoon."
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