Be aware of severe fog warning for South East

This should be missing the Isle of Wight but affects the rest of the entire South East region from later today until tomorrow. Watch out for thick fog and icy roads if travelling on the mainland.

Fog on the road

Not relevant for the Isle of Wight, but if you’re going to be driving on the mainland later today or tomorrow, the Met Office have issued a yellow (be alert) severe weather warning for fog.

Valid from 17:00 on Wednesday (28 Dec 2016) to 12:00 on Thu (29 Dec 2016).

The warning reads:

Freezing fog patches will become more widespread and locally dense during Wednesday evening, overnight and through Thursday morning.

Driving conditions will be difficult with journeys likely to take longer than usual whilst some delays to air travel are possible.

A few patches of fog will persist during Wednesday afternoon across East Wales, the Midlands and eastern England, then reforming or thickening up over these areas quickly during the evening and more widely across the rest of the warning area overnight and into Thursday morning.

Whilst not all areas will have fog, where it does form the visibility could be less than 100 metres. Combined with temperatures below freezing, there is also the risk of ice forming on some untreated surfaces particularly later in the night and early on Thursday morning.

The fog patches are expected to slowly thin during Thursday, although some patches may persist throughout the day – most likely in a zone from the West Country to Eastern England.

Image: David Dolphin under CC BY 2.0

Wednesday, 28th December, 2016 12:58pm

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