Brits wake up to a blanket of heavy fog before unseasonable highs

Looks like the Indian summer HAS arrived! Brits wake up to a blanket of heavy fog before enjoying unseasonable highs as temperatures soar to 62F in Scotland and 66F in London

  • A yellow weather warning for fog has been issued in eastern, southeastern and southwestern parts of England including Norwich, London and Canterbury with visibility expected to dip as low as 50 metres
  • It comes days after heavy rain and flooding and overnight fog will continue according to forecasters 
  • Temperatures will be high this weekend before plummeting to just above average for this time of year  

Parts of England have woken to heavy fog this morning, as drivers have been warned of potential chaos on the roads. 

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for fog in eastern, southeastern and southwestern parts of England, including Norwich, London and Canterbury.

It comes just days after heavy rain brought flooding in parts of the country.   

The majority of the fog was expected to clear by mid morning, with the warning in place from 04:00 to 10:00, with visibility expected to dip as low as 50 metres in some places. 

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for fog in eastern, southeastern and southwestern parts of England. Pictured Streatham Common. 

Visibility was expected to dip as low as 50 metres in some places

Warnings of disruption to travel plans were issued, including public transport delays and the cancellation of some flights

Warnings of disruption to travel plans were issued, including public transport delays and the cancellation of some flights. 

It comes after the UK eased travel restrictions earlier this week, lifting the hotel quarantine requirement for arrivals to England from 47 countries, including South Africa, Mexico and Thailand.  

Despite the foggy start, people in southern and eastern England can expect fine and dry conditions for the rest of the weekend, with some patches of mist and fog in the mornings due to chilly nights. 

London will enjoy an unseasonable high of 18C/66F on Sunday. 

Further north, the weather will be cloudy with patchy rain, clearing for a fine day on Sunday, with temperatures in some places hitting 16C/62F. 

Overnight fog will ‘continue to be a feature of the weather with light winds’, according to forecasters 

The south will remain largely dry with sunny spells, while the north will have unsettled breezy conditions in the coming days

From next week, temperatures are set to plummet to the mid-teens, with chilly nights and the first frosts of the season

The UK average for the coming week is between 14C/ 57F and 15C/59F. 

But from next week, temperatures are set to plummet to the mid-teens, with chilly nights and the first frosts of the season predicted. 

Despite the cold weather, the south will remain largely dry with sunny spells, while the north will have unsettled breezy conditions. 

Overnight fog will ‘continue to be a feature of the weather with light winds’, according to forecasters. 

Conditions are set to turn unsettled across the UK towards the end of the month, thanks to the Atlantic weather front moving in.    

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