UK weather: Stubborn heavy fog smothers roads and airports causing travel chaos
The areas of the UK which enjoyed the best of the sun yesterday are likely to be subjected to the worst of the fog which is expected to persist through the day.
Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGiven said: “The biggest issue will be the fog first thing Thursday, Northern Ireland, western parts of England and east Wales most at risk, there could be some issues on the roads, could be some flight delays because of the dense fog.”
Temperatures will start at around 2C for most with the northwest and London experiencing a slightly warmer start to the day.
The day will remain dry for the most part and largely cloudy in the south with the northwest set to enjoy some rare sunshine.
The fog will clear in some places but in other areas, it will remain throughout the day and even into the night.
Western parts of the UK will find conditions clearer as fog and cloud finally clears to reveal better weather.
Where the fog lingers some light rain is expected as well as colder temperatures.
Later tonight areas which enjoyed clearer weather will find temperatures have plummeted frost and a return of thick fog.
Met Office meteorologist Mr McGiven said: “Further west away from the foggy zones there will be some sunshine, particularly northwest Scotland and parts of Wales and the far southwest.
“So a frosty start here but sunny skies prevail throughout the day.
“A mixed picture into Wednesday afternoon, where the fog is densest it could well last all day because of the light winds.
“The winds will be particularly light through Thursday night, high pressure to the east links up with high pressure to the southwest it is a recipe for more dense fog forming and some low cloud as well.”