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Freezing fog descends over Britain

Freezing fog descends over Britain as Met Office warns Black Friday shoppers to be careful on icy roads with temperatures set to plunge to -10C tonight

  • Britons are braced frosty run-up to Christmas with temperatures set to plummet to around 4C this weekend
  • November’s dismal wet weather will finally change with downpours replaced with colder but drier conditions 
  • The Met Office currently has one weather warning in place for Friday which cautions on ice on the streets 

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A freezing fog is descending over Britain as the Met Office warns Black Friday shoppers to be careful on icy roads with temperatures set to plunge below -10C tonight.  

Britons have been warned to brace for a frosty night this evening, with heavy fog expected in east Wales, the Midlands and north-west, east, south and south-west England. 

While retailers are hoping for a warm front with shops hoping for Black Friday sales of more than £2.5 billion in-store and online.

Britons have been warned to brace for a frosty night this evening, with heavy fog expected in east Wales, the Midlands and north-west, east, south and south-west England

While retailers are hoping for a warm front with shops hoping for Black Friday sales of more than £2.5 billion in-store and online

While retailers are hoping for a warm front with shops hoping for Black Friday sales of more than £2.5 billion in-store and online

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: 'It's going to be colder than it has been for the next few days. People will need to wrap up warm'

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: ‘It’s going to be colder than it has been for the next few days. People will need to wrap up warm’ 

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: ‘It’s going to be colder than it has been for the next few days. People will need to wrap up warm.

‘It’s turning frosty tonight and there could be freezing fog.

‘It could be slow to clear on Saturday so could cause difficult driving conditions for people out Christmas shopping.

‘The mountains and high grounds of Scotland could see snow showers. The North York Moors could see snow on higher ground.’ 

Storm Sebastien moving across North East England on Thursday morning with huge waves hitting Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear

Storm Sebastien moving across North East England on Thursday morning with huge waves hitting Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear

The river Severn flooded fields near lower Apperley in Gloucestershire on Thursday morning. The return of the wet weather has once again caused havoc for many

The river Severn flooded fields near lower Apperley in Gloucestershire on Thursday morning. The return of the wet weather has once again caused havoc for many 

Choppy waters were seen Thursday morning in the north east of the country as weather conditions look to deteriorate over the next few days

Choppy waters were seen Thursday morning in the north east of the country as weather conditions look to deteriorate over the next few days 

The Met Office ice warning today states: ‘An area of rain is expected to clear southwards across much of Wales, the Midlands, East Anglia and the south of northern England on Thursday evening. 

‘Following this surface temperatures are expected to fall away below freezing and following the rain and recent wet weather many surfaces are likely to remain wet leading to icy stretches forming where these not treated.’

The Environment Agency has issued nine flood warnings and 105 less serious flood alerts. 

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