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UK Travel Delays Due To Freezing Fog – Met Office Warning

The Met Office today warned of travel delays as freezing fog hits for the second day.

Temperatures have dropped to -6C in parts of the UK overnight as the wintry weather continues.

The cold snap crept in on Monday and conditions worsened in places today.

A yellow weather warning for fog has been issued in the West of England, the Midlands and parts of Wales.

Advice has been given to commuters to avoid travel if possible.

The Met Office said: “Freezing fog will cause difficult driving conditions and could cause travel delays in some areas.

“Some icy surfaces [are] also possible.”

The Met office has also warned that slower journey times are expected as well as delays to bus and train services.

Forecasters said conditions caused visibility to drop below 200 meters in some areas.

The warning is in place until 10:30 a.m. today and the fog begins to clear this afternoon.

Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, saw a freezing temperature of -6C this morning.

Warwickshire, Peterborough and Yeovil also saw the mercury dip to -5C while Cambridge and Milton Keynes recorded lows of -4C.

The Met Office long-range forecast warns that at dawn on the last weekend in January, freezing conditions are expected to warm slightly, with cloudy conditions and patches of rain likely.

However, according to the Met Office, brighter periods are expected further north.

Despite brief sunny intervals, the first week of February does not look any better.

Winter conditions such as strong winds, drizzle and frost are possible.

Temperatures will be normal for the time of year, but with possible frost overnight.

Here Are Six Things You Can do to Make Your Trip Safer This Morning

  • Avoid travel if possible
  • Drive very slowly with low beam, high beam reflects off the fog causing a “white wall” effect
  • Keep an eye on your speed, fog can give the illusion of moving in slow motion
  • Use the fog lights, but remember to turn them off when visibility improves
  • Don’t hang on to the taillights of the car in front, the taillights can give a false sense of security
  • Watch out for freezing fog, which is made up of water droplets that freeze on contact with objects such as the sidewalk and the road. It can quickly form a layer of ice

This article is originally published on /news-24.fr

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