Freezing fog sparks multiple crashes during morning rush hour with commuters warned of icy roads as temperatures plunge to -3C
- A yellow fog warning is in place by the Met Office until 11am on Monday
- Freezing fog could lead to difficult driving conditions and cause travel delays
- Temperatures plummeted and struggled to rise above zero this morning
By Elly Blake For Mailonline
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Commuters braced for travel misery this morning as a combination of freezing temperatures and fog caused forecasters to warn of dangerous driving conditions.
As the mercury slipped to minus digits overnight, the start to the day will feel bitterly cold with temperatures plummeting to as low as -6C in London by 8am.
The Met Office issued a yellow fog warning overnight until 11am, covering the east of England and London as workers battled with below freezing temperatures on Monday morning.
Forecasters have warned that low visibility could cause potentially hazardous road conditions, with the freezing fog could become so thick that visibility could drop as low as 50 metres in some parts of England.
Commuters braced for Arctic conditions this morning as the UK woke to freezing fog as a yellow weather warning remains in place
People wake to freezing cars in Windsor, Berkshire, this morning as the mercury slipped to minus digits overnight
Tonight is expected to bring a mixture of conditions with mostly clear skies in the south but heavy cloud further north.
There will be light showers and drizzle especially in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
It comes amid a cold snap engulfing Britain, as forecasters warned it may continue into next month.
A second ‘Beast from the East’ could arrive in February as a mass of polar air travels southwards from the Arctic.
The start to the day will feel bitterly cold with temperatures plummeting to as low as -6C in London by 8am, while much of the UK will struggle to get above zero
It could see a spell of weather such as that seen in 2018, or even a more severe cold snap such as January 2021, when the UK saw its coldest temperature in 26 years, -23C.
The forecaster has said that the freezing fog could become so thick that visibility could drop as low as 50 metres in some parts of England.
The typical overnight temperature for England in January is around 2C, but this will fall as low as -8C overnight on Sunday and Monday. It in turn means the ‘freezing fog’ will take longer to clear, with warning to motorists likely to remain in place.