UK snow: Freezing fog, snow and wind set to BLAST UK next week as temperatures PLUNGE
Speaking on BBC Radio 4, weather forecaster Tomasz Schafernaker said: “By Tuesday or Wednesday, we’ll see a burst of cold wind roaring in, a very strong one. It’s going to be very cold.
“We’ll have some windy showers and snow. Not everywhere, but snow is on the way.
He added: “A little tricky across western parts of the UK, we have some freezing fog in places and temperatures have dropped below zero.
“Mostly across south Wales, the south of England and part of the Midlands, these areas will have some thick fog patches.
“It’s freezing fog as well and that means slippery conditions.”
The Met Office issued a yellow warning for fog in central and western parts of England.
The Met Office warning stated: “Patchy fog is expected to reform in places this evening and overnight. Slower journey times are possible and there is a chance of delays to flights.
“Patchy fog will reform where cloud breaks this evening and overnight with visibilities locally falling below 100 metres. Fog will clear from western parts of the warning area as the wind strengthens on Friday morning.”
Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin also warned about strong winds coming in next week.
Mr Deakin said: “It’s that contrast between the very cold and the very warm air which drives something very high up in the atmosphere – the jet stream. The stronger the contrast, the stronger the jet, and this jet is going to get very powerful and then force itself across the Atlantic.”
Bookmaker Coral cut the odds for this January to be the coldest on record in the UK.