UK weather: Mist and fog to OVERWHELM commuters before rain storms dominate the weekend
Today will start off dismal before winds pick up and temperatures plunge.
Meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “Most of us start Friday rather glum, there will still be some fog around for the morning rush hour, still occasionally at times across parts of the east there will be drizzle here and there.
“But for most, Friday is a dry day, the breeze will continue to pick up across the west that will actually help to clear the mist and fog, we will see a bit of sunshine in west Wales and for north-west Scotland.
“But for most, it will be another cloudy day and still feel pretty chilly, six or seven degrees Celsius.
“Through Friday evening again mist and fog is possible, especially on some of the higher routes but bar a little drizzle in the east most places will be dry until we see more wet weather pushing into Cornwall, Pembrokeshire and parts of Northern Ireland by the time we start Saturday.”
The weekend will start of blisteringly cold as temperatures fail to reach double-digit figures.
Mr Deakin added: “With the breeze picking up it won’t be as foggy, it won’t be as cold either with most towns and cities starting the weekend at four or five degrees Celsius.
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“Saturday then is a game of two halves really with largely dry conditions again across the east, but then in the west it does look as if it will be mostly cloudy with rain at times in south-west England and Wales, north-west England and western Scotland and Northern Ireland, though actually, parts of Northern Ireland could cheer up a little bit later on.
“But to the east it will be cloudy but dry, we may see some breaks in the cloud and a bit of sunshine coming through.
“Sunday, again dry and cloudy for most, a little bit of rain and drizzle here and there and then we see some more persistent rain coming in from the west, this time across Northern Ireland and western Scotland by the end of the day and winds also picking up.
Today will start off dismal before winds pick up and temperatures plunge
“Temperatures will again struggle in many places, five or six degrees Celsius.”
Heavy rain will plague Britons next week as it teams up with powerful winds and plummeting temperatures to create miserable conditions.
Mr Deakin went on: “The band of wet and windy weather is a sign of things to come for next week, the weather could get pretty lively, spells of stronger winds and feeling colder as well with some heavy rain around.”
Roads remain relatively clear for the Friday morning commute, however, fog and mist could create further issues for travellers.
A road is closed due to an accident on North Prospect Road both ways between Ham Drive and Dingle Road.
One lane is closed due to an earlier accident on the A23 southbound between the B2115 Sloughgreen Lane and the A272 Cowfold Road – two lanes remain open.
Heavy rain will plague Britons next week as it teams up with powerful winds
A road is closed due to a burst water main on the A201 Acton Street westbound at Swinton Place – a detour is currently in operation.
Travellers are being encouraged to approach with care on the A124 Longbridge Road both ways at the A123 Fanshawe Avenue due to an earlier accident and traffic signal failure.
A road is closed due to a burst water main on the B660 Station Road both ways at Yaxley Road – the road is expected to re-open today.
Temperatures will plummet as conditions become miserable this weekend
A road is partially blocked due to an unsafe building on the A6178 Attercliffe Common eastbound between the A6102 Attercliffe Common and Weedon Street.
A road is closed due to a police incident on King’s Stables Road both ways between the A700 Lothian Road and Barrace Steps.
One lane is closed due to emergency repairs on the A92 Greendykes Road eastbound at Greendykes Road – one lane remains open.