Frost to blanket parts of UK as Met Office issues weekend fog warnings


Richmond Park on a frosty morning. This weekend is looking grey but the sun may return to brighten up the winter weather for a day or two next week.
The last few mornings have been chilly and foggy but the weather has turned pleasant during the day (Picture: PA)

Drivers face ‘hazardous’ conditions over the next two days, when fog is expected to blanket large parts of the UK.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for fog in parts of North West England, as well as Birmingham, Peterborough, most of Nottingham and areas in Stoke-on-Trent and Hull.

The biggest impact fog has on everyday lives is how it affects travel, as it hampers visibility and can cause accidents and delays.

The Met Office has warned that flights could be cancelled, delays to bus and train services are possible and driving conditions will be ‘hazardous’.

The fog alert will be in place from 7pm on Friday evening to 11am on Saturday.

But the weather is expected to clear up later in the day – into thoroughly pleasant winter days with pockets of sunshine to keep warm in.

People walking their dogs in Oxfordshire. This weekend is looking grey but the sun may return to brighten up the winter weather for a day or two next week.
Some braved the cold, early-morning temperatures to walk their dogs in Dunsden, Oxfordshire (Pictures: Rex)
Deer at Ashton Court estate, Bristol, just before the sun breaks the horizon on a cold, frosty and sunny start to the day.
This morning’s frost looked like snow in this Bristol estate (Picture: PA)
The sun rising in Wimbledon. This weekend is looking grey but the sun may return to brighten up the winter weather for a day or two next week.
The frost dissipated after the sun rose, which has stayed in the sky for most of the day (Picture: Rex)

Met Office spokesperson Richard Miles said this type of weather is ‘all down to the high-pressure system which is the dominant feature of the UK weather at the moment’.

He told Metro.co.uk: ‘There is some milder, windier weather with showers in the northern part of the UK.

‘A front will move down over the weekend bringing cloud and the odd shower further south, but this high pressure will stay in control for much of the next week.

‘This will mean largely dry, if not always sunny, conditions, and the chance of frost and fog most nights.’

Unfortunately, London can expect to see an end to the winter sun for the rest of the weekend.

Although grey skies are expected, things look dry and moderate with temperatures going between 5°C and 7°C on Saturday and 3°C and 9°C on Sunday.

And Londoners will have their return to work on Monday brightened up when the sun comes back for most daylight hours.

A dog walker passes the house at Ashton Court on a cold, frosty and sunny start to the day. This weekend is looking grey but the sun may return to brighten up the winter weather for a day or two next week.
Although some showers are expected, things should stay dry and calm for most of next week (Picture: PA)
Frosty sunrise in Bushy Park. This weekend is looking grey but the sun may return to brighten up the winter weather for a day or two next week.
Although the days have been pleasant, temperatures have felt particularly cold at night (Picture: LNP)

In the north, Newcastle is forecast to enjoy sunny spells throughout the weekend and Monday.

But the northern city will have rejoined London in its greyness by Tuesday.

Further north, in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the weather will stay grey, although dry and moderate, until Sunday when Scots can expect a bit of sun.

Belfast and Cardiff will have similar conditions, but their peak of sunlight is only due on Monday.

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