UK weather warning: Brits threatened by ‘tricky commute’ as ‘dense fog’ to obscure roads

UK Weather: Met Office forecast fog as temperatures drop

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The Met Office has warned morning commuters to be prepared to face dense fog this morning from Hampshire northeast through the East Midlands, which is expected to last until roughly 11am this morning. Morning commuters are advised to check car front and rear fog lights, not to use full beam lights when driving through dense fog and to leave a generous space between the car in front, according to the Met Office advice.

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk a spokesman for the Met Office warned the thicker fog will reduce visibility to around 100 meters in places, creating “difficult driving conditions”.

“The hills of northern England, Wales and southwest England are likely to see some fog patches heading into Tuesday morning, but it’s the low lying areas of central and southern England, especially in a line roughly from Hampshire northeastwards through the east Midlands and to The Wash that are likely to see some thicker fog, reducing the visibility to around 100 metres in places,” he said.

“This could take until around 10am or 11am this morning to clear, giving some difficult driving conditions.”

While fog may clear in some areas, other parts of the UK should expect “locally dense fog patches”, the Met Office has revealed.

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“Patches of dense #fog are already forming in places, especially across central and southern England this evening,” the Met Office tweeted.

“Fog may clear in some parts overnight, whilst forming elsewhere, so be prepared for a tricky commute to work tomorrow.

“Take care on the roads in your morning commute.”

The dense fog warning comes as an arctic blast is set to hit the UK and drop temperatures to freezing.

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Experts have predicted the UK will see a dramatic drop in temperatures from next week with areas dropping to as low as -11C.

Between November 17 and 26 Brits should expect a high chance of frost and fog in the North and a low risk of wintry showers.

Tyler Ros from AccuWeather told the Mirror: “The threat for snow between November 17-22 looks to be around normal for the time of the year, which is any accumulating snow is likely to occur in the higher elevations of northern England and Scotland.

“We do have to watch a cold snap that appears to move into eastern Europe early next week.

“If this bleeds westward towards the UK (with the core of the cold remaining in eastern Europe), then the temperatures will be near to slightly below normal during this stretch.”

 

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