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.
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.
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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