Met Office Yellow alert: ‘Hazardous’ conditions to cause traffic chaos as fog envelops UK

Met Office: Weekend weather forecast

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The yellow warning which warns of “hazardous driving conditions” is expected to last until 11am this morning. The initial area has been expanded stretching from Newcastle upon Tyne and deep into the South East of England.

In an update, the Met Office warned of “Impaired visibility leading to hazardous driving conditions in places, and probable slower journey times especially by road.

“Delays to bus and train services are possible.

“There is a chance of delays or cancellations to flights.”

Richard Miles, a meteorologist from the Met Office told the country should expect fog on most nights for over the next week.

He said: “There is a chance of fog most nights for the next few days, which might be slow to clear in some areas.”

John Gresiak, a senior forecaster with Accuweather, echoed the Met Office.

He told “The weather pattern remains rather quiet around the UK and for that matter most all of western Europe.

“With light winds and mild, moist air over the region, areas of fog and low clouds have been an issue in some places, especially during overnight and morning hours.

“A cold front is forecast to move through the UK Saturday night and Sunday. 

“This should bring sufficient wind (though nothing overly strong) to disperse the low clouds and fog for a time.”

Looking at the week ahead, Mr Gresiak predicted that by the end of the month, snow could return to British shores. 

He said: “Tuesday into Wednesday, some showers along with gusty breezes are expected to move across Scotland and northern England and again there may be some snow in higher parts of Scotland.

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“This will again be followed by another high pressure system later in the week with lighter winds and fair weather. 

“Beyond that, one model is suggesting some colder weather from the 28th to the 30th of the month with the potential for gusty winds and some rain and snow showers.”

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