#AceNewsReport – Jan.22: Britain is bracing itself for yet more wintry weather as freezing fog is set to sweep in across the country as temperatures plunge as low as minus five.
DM By Jennifer Newton for MailOnline13:47 22 Jan 2017, updated 13:54 22 Jan 2017
- Dense freezing fog is set to sweep across the UK overnight bringing temperatures as low as minus five
- Comes after temperatures dipped as low as minus eight in some parts overnight on Saturday night
- With reduced visibility and icy roads, commuters on Monday are being warned to prepare for travel chaos
The mercury fell as low as minus eight in places such as Hampshire, Essex and Kent overnight and the arctic blast is set to remain in the south into tomorrow and Tuesday with temperatures dipping as low as minus five.
And with it the Met Office is warning of dense freezing fog in the Midlands and south east tomorrow before becoming more widespread as commuters make their way to work on Tuesday morning.
Walkers sat on benches high up on Primrose Hill overlooking central London to watch the sun rise above the frost The mercury fell as low as minus eight in places such as Hampshire, Essex and Kent overnight. Pictured is Primrose Hill, North London where the mercury dipped to as low as minus sevenA man wraps up warm as his pet dog follows behind on the icy paths and grass verges on Primrose Hill in North London The Met Office is now predicting that the UK will wake up to dense freezing fog across most parts on Monday and Tuesday
This could pave the way for travel chaos with drivers being warned to take care on the roads as visibility will be reduced.
Meanwhile flights could also be delayed at airports across southern areas and in the Midlands.
Forecaster Emma Sillitoe from the Met Office said: ‘It is looking like it is going to be quite chilly over the next few days, especially in London and he south east.
‘Temperatures will be slightly warmer in the north and Scotland but it will still feel really cold and there will be a patchy frost.
Cars in a street in Richmond, south west London were frozen over at sunrise this morning after a bitterly chilly night in the capital One group enjoying the wintry weather was the deer in Richmond Park who were delighted to run around in the frost-covered grass
‘Tomorrow we will see dense freezing fog in London, the Midlands and up towards Wales and then on Tuesday it will become more widespread.
And the AA are urging drivers to take care tomorrow morning when heading out on the roads in reduced visibility and icy conditions.
A spokesman said: ‘Stopping distances can be 10 times greater in icy conditions, so keep your speed down and leave plenty of extra space behind the car in front.
Boats on the River Great Ouse near Littleport in Cambridge stood in freezing waters after temperatures dipped to minus sevenA pair of dog walkers made their way along a frozen grassy bank this morning as they strolled close to the River Great Ouse
‘Avoid harsh acceleration, braking or cornering – gentle manoeuvres are key.
‘If it’s foggy, use your fog lights if you need to – don’t rely on automatic lights, as they may not come on in fog – but remember to turn them off once visibility improves.’
Today, temperatures in London will struggle to make it past zero and even in more northern areas such as Glasgow, where it is warm, it will still be a chilly four degrees.
In Cumbria, there was a dramatic sunrise this morning, as sun beams shined down through black clouds in the Upper Eden Valley Although temperatures were slightly higher in the north than the south, they are only set to reach a high of around four degrees today
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