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Britain is shrouded in freezing fog with temperatures set to plunge to a chilling -10C

Britain is shrouded in freezing fog with temperatures set to plunge to a chilling -10C as wind and rain sweep in across swathes of the country tonight

  • Yellow weather warning issued in the early hours of the morning due to 10 hours of freezing fog across UK 
  • Scotland will see temperatures as low as -9.7C tonight and north England will also see sub-zero temperatures
  • Freezing fog expected to return tonight although there are no plans for another weather warning to be issued 

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Britain is set to brace itself for freezing fog with temperatures ready to plunge to a chilling -10C tonight as wind and rain sweep across the country. 

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning in the early hours of the morning due to freezing fog that hit the country for ten hours overnight. 

Northern parts of the UK will see freezing temperatures and Scotland and the Highlands are likely to hit sub-zero temperatures, as low as -6C in some areas. 

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning in the early hours of the morning due to freezing fog that hit the country for ten hours overnight. Pictured is Tower Bridge emerging from the thick fog in London this morning 

Met Office spokesman Emma Smith said: ‘Temperatures were down to -9.7C last night in Scotland and we could see a similar drop tonight.

‘Only the south west of the country will see wet and windy conditions today while the rest of the UK should stay dry but very cold.’

The fog is expected to return tonight although there are no plans for another weather warning to be issued. 

Met Office spokesman Emma Smith said: 'Temperatures were down to -9.7C last night in Scotland and we could see a similar drop tonight.' Pictured is the freezing fog in Oxfordshire

Met Office spokesman Emma Smith said: ‘Temperatures were down to -9.7C last night in Scotland and we could see a similar drop tonight.’ Pictured is the freezing fog in Oxfordshire

Ms Smith added: 'Only the south west of the country will see wet and windy conditions today while the rest of the UK should stay dry but very cold.' Pictured is the Oxfordshire countryside shrouded in freezing fog

Ms Smith added: ‘Only the south west of the country will see wet and windy conditions today while the rest of the UK should stay dry but very cold.’ Pictured is the Oxfordshire countryside shrouded in freezing fog

The fog is expected to return tonight although there are no plans for another weather warning to be issued. Pictured is Silbury Hill in Wiltshire surrounded by what appears to be a moat as a result of recent heavy rainfall

The fog is expected to return tonight although there are no plans for another weather warning to be issued. Pictured is Silbury Hill in Wiltshire surrounded by what appears to be a moat as a result of recent heavy rainfall 

In wet areas, the rain is expected to move on and clear, making for another freezing night across most of the country.  

Tomorrow the temperatures are expected to remain fairly low but towards the beginning of the working week there should be a slight increase to about 3C but with the chance of more wet spells. 

Later on in the week the south of the country can expect to see temperatures as high at 11C.  

Tomorrow the temperatures are expected to remain fairly low but towards the beginning of the working week there should be a slight increase to about 3C but with the chance of more wet spells. Pictured is a man walking through the fog in south east London in Bromley

Tomorrow the temperatures are expected to remain fairly low but towards the beginning of the working week there should be a slight increase to about 3C but with the chance of more wet spells. Pictured is a man walking through the fog in south east London in Bromley

Later on in the week the south of the country can expect to see temperatures as high at 11C. Pictured is Silbury Hill in Wiltshire surrounded by what appears to be a moat as a result of recent heavy rainfall

Later on in the week the south of the country can expect to see temperatures as high at 11C. Pictured is Silbury Hill in Wiltshire surrounded by what appears to be a moat as a result of recent heavy rainfall

WxCharts, a social media account dedicated to weather data, said the dramatic drop in temperature is due to a ‘meandering influence of the jet stream’.

They posted: ‘The textbook omega block sat to the west of the UK will leave much of Europe stuck beneath a deep upper-level trough, allowing cold air to pour in.’

And the Met Office tweeted this morning to say: ‘Heading out this afternoon? It’ll be feeling cold, but staying dry for many away from the southwest.’      

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