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Freezing Fog And Frost Set To Disrupt Travel
Freezing fog and icy conditions after one of the coldest night's of the year will bring hazardous driving conditions and delays to flights across the country.
Temperatures are expected to plunge as low as -11C in some areas of the UK.
Sky weather producer Joanna Robinson said: "Expect icy patches, with dense freezing fog an additional hazard, mostly over England and Wales.
"That fog may well give some travel disruption and will linger all day in places."
On its Twitter feed, Heathrow Airport said: "There may be some disruptions tomorrow morning (Wednesday) due to freezing fog tonight and tomorrow. Please check your flight status with your airline."
British Airways warned that flights out of all London airports could be affected.
The Met Office issued a severe weather warning for fog across much of South and Central England, which could persist throughout the day in the East.
"Visibility will reduce to below 100m in places and therefore the public should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel," it said.
In the north of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland it warned that showers would bring an increased risk of ice on untreated surfaces.
The AA Special Operations Response Team said that the freezing temperatures and fog would make conditions particularly tricky for motorists.
"Not the greatest driving conditions tonight! pls #drivesafe & leave more room than usual to the car ahead," it said on its Twitter account.
The cold conditions come despite Britain being spared the worst of a brutal weather front dubbed the 'Beast from the East'
The sub-zero conditions are expected to give way to a bout of milder weather later in the week, bringing torrential rain and gales creating gusts of up to 70mph.
Four flood warnings - the second highest alert available - and 17 less serious flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency.
Sky weather presenter Isobel Lang said: "We are expecting an inch of rain in areas of the south, and possibly double that in higher areas, so that will obviously mean a risk of flooding."
what do you think?
Yet again bet ya we dont get any extreem weather here in Shakespeare/Tolkien country. No frost. No snow. No floods. No storms. . . Just bland, mild predictable weather as usual. . . No wonder william moved to London for inspiration
stevie I am up the road and the Avon flooded at Stratford so cut the BS am sure you are an estate agent
The only people daft enough to give weather conditions silly scary names are idiot journalists. We have been spared the "Beast from the East" only to be threatened by the Frightening Flood Monster, aaaaaaaarggggghhhhhh...............................................
Yes - I'm still waiting for the "pest from the West" :D
Shaun Spencer hope you have read this as it might be time to get the carpets up again
Again i bet we get the extreme weather here in tarka williamson, kingsley country.yes frost.yes rain and yes fog.just extreme wild unpredictable weather as usual.no wonder kingsley went westwood ho! For inspiration.
Actually its been nice here though very cold blue side.
are you all there steve may?
I'm still shocked that in a country like ours with all the heatwaves we get that we actually still get rain!! all year, wind all year and frost snow and wind in the winter it seems to be a terrific shock to the media and weather man
orkney and shetland could have ice in december thats going to ruin their banana plantations