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Fog and Arctic weather expected to cause travel chaos in the UK

London HTHrow fogThe UK’s Met Office says fog is expected to cover large swathes of southern England in the morning today and also tomorrow. The weather forecaster has issued a be-alert yellow weather warning for the whole of the southern half of England.

The warning noted that patches of freezing fog were likely to form late yesterday and could cause serious problems for drivers and air passengers both this morning and early tomorrow. The weather alert also stated that ice and slippery patches could be an issue on some roads and drivers needed to be extra careful.

Forecaster Steven Keates explained that people needed to take into account the effect freezing fog might have on their journeys and give themselves more time to get there. He carried on by saying there were bound to be traffic holdups on roads close to London’s airports.

Mr Keates added that people with early flights on either of the two days should check traffic conditions around the London airports, or if their flights had been delayed, before setting off from home. He finished off by saying fog could cause delayed flight departures too.

Arctic conditions over the weekend saw the thermometer drop to averages of -5°C and a low of -8°C in Hampshire on Friday night. The sub-zero temperatures are expected to last until the end of the week although no rainfall is on the horizon. Once the fog has cleared today, the forecast is cloud with the occasional sunny spell.

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