UK Weather Live: Dense fog blankets Britain as temperatures PLUNGE in freezing blast

After a period of mist and fog on Friday morning much of the UK is expected to see a “fine and dry” day, according to the Met Office. WXCHARTS weather maps, which use data from MetDesk, also show minimum temperatures across the UK will be in the low single figures. Here are the latest weather warnings, forecasts and maps.

Key points

  • The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for fog on Friday morning
  • Weather maps show some parts of Wales could see temperatures as low as 0C this afternoon
  • Elsewhere, minimum temperatures in England range from 2C to 7C
  • The Met Office forecast for Friday states: “Early mist and fog patches and low cloud lifting and clearing from most areas, albeit slowly for some with parts of northeastern England perhaps foggy all day. Otherwise fine and dry but windy in the southwest.”

The Met Office has issued two weather warnings for fog on Friday morning.

One yellow fog warning covers parts of London, the South East and eastern England.

The warning is in place until 10am on Friday morning, and the Met Office state: “Fog and freezing fog patches will be dense in places with visibility less than 100 metres for some to begin with today. 

“Early fog will, however, soon lift and clear this morning.”

Another yellow fog warning is in place across parts of the East Midlands, North East and Yorkshire and the Humber.

The warning is in place until 11am, and the Met Office state the fog “will be dense in places with visibility less than 100 metres”. 

For many the fog is expected to “slowly lift and thin”, however some places will “hang on to mist and fog patches” in the afternoon, especially in the Vale of York.

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8.50am update: ‘Grey day’ forecast for Saturday

BBC meteorologist Matt Taylor said on Friday morning: “We won’t be bringing in the warm air we saw yesterday across eastern Scotland and eastern England.

“It was 18C in Durham yesterday, but it will be about 10C this afternoon. There will be sunshine to compensate.

“Tonight will be a frosty one across the northern half of the country with fog across the south, and towards the east, and parts of southern Scotland as well.

“Tomorrow, there will be a much milder start in the south but it will be a grey day overall.”

8.40am update: Colder day forecast for many than yesterday

BBC weather has forecast a colder day for eastern Scotland and North East England compared to Thursday.

After early frost and fog, it will be dry with sunny spells for most later today.

But the BBC add there will be “patchy light rain in Western Isles”.

8.30am update: What is the weather forecast for Friday night?

The Met Office forecast a cold night tonight in their five-day weather forecast.

The forecast states: “A chilly night for many with some mist and fog patches developing again, especially northeastern and eastern England.

“Some more widespread cloud and mist developing over southern UK.”

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