Freezing fog shrouds southern England as mercury falls to ZERO

Freezing fog shrouds southern England: Commuters face travel chaos due to heavy mist as mercury falls to ZERO in London – while experts predict Britain faces it’s coldest December ever

  • Met Office announces weather warning as fog drops visibility on England’s roads to less than 100m in areas  
  • Yellow weather warning for freezing fog stretches from South coast up to Hull lasting until around 11am today
  • Temperatures dropped as low as -5C last night in Tyndrum, Scotland ahead of warning for heavy downpours 

Freezing fog patches are covering most of England today bringing the risk of travel chaos with them – as Londoners woke up to freezing temperatures this morning with experts predicting Britain is facing its coldest ever December.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for disruption as it warns visibility could drop to less than 100m in some places.

The warning, which was issued in the early hours of this morning, stretches from the South coast, through the Midlands, all the way up to Hull.

It warned: ‘With increased traffic volumes, some transport disruption is possible. The fog will slowly lift during the day but will persist in a few places.’

Temperatures were around freezing as Brits woke up this morning, after the mercury dropped to -4.9C in Tyndrum, Scotland, overnight. 

Fog remains over large swathes of England today after similar scenes in the Cotswold on Sunday. Visibility could drop to less than 100m in some areas, the Met Office has warned 

A weather warning for freezing fog is in place until 11am, stretching from the South coast to Hull, with heavy rain warnings in place for parts of Scotland from this evening

Leon Brown, from the Weather Channel, told The Mirror: “Arctic incursions mean December could well be the coldest for a number of years.” 

The Met Office’s forecast today reads: ‘Some coastal showers, else most parts dry. Some sunny spells, but freezing fog patches slow to clear, and persisting in places.Turning wet and windy over northern and eastern Scotland later. Cold.’ 

Elsewhere in Britain, a yellow weather warning for rain is in place for Scotland.

Up to 50mm of rain is expected to fall between 6pm on Monday and 9pm on Tuesday.

Announcing the warning on Sunday morning, The Met Office said: ‘An area of persistent and heavy rain will spread in from the east on Monday evening, lasting much of the night before turning showery on Tuesday. 20-30 mm will fall quite widely across the area with some hilly areas possibly catching 40-50 mm. 

‘Further showers through the day could bring another 10-15 mm in places. With the ground already saturated this is likely to lead to flooding in a few areas.’

Fog is expected to persist into Tuesday, with a frosty start for England, while rain and showers are predicted in the North, as well as Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Fog is expected to persist on Tuesday as the Met Office predicts rain and showers in the North and in Wales, while southern England will remain cold, with frosty starts.

Britain’s forecast from Wednesday to Friday reads: ‘Fine and dry for many on Wednesday before outbreaks of rain gradually edge in from the west on Thursday and again on Friday. Gradually becoming a little milder.’ 

The Environment Agency has issued 24 flood alerts for parts of East Anglia, the Midlands and the North West.

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