UK weather: 'Foggy all morning!' Brits brace for Bank Holiday traffic – ‘Slow and steady’


The United Kingdom will be hit by clouds of fog until the mid-afternoon as the Met Office advises drivers to take care on the roads. Brits have spent much of the festive period behind the wheel.

Traffic data company Inrix even estimated some 5.3million journeys were made on December 24, making it the busiest Christmas Eve since 2015.

But those using the Bank Holiday to make journeys should remain vigilant and prepare to take precautionary measures when they hit the roads today.

Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said: “Give yourself extra time, leave bigger gaps between yourself and other vehicles in front and just take it slow and steady because the trouble with fog is it is not just the visibility it does leave a damp service on the road as well.”

He also explained how many areas, particularly in England will be affected by the conditions.

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Mr Partridge said: “A lot of low clouds, mist and fog around across many central and eastern parts of the UK, particularly first thing.”

He added: “For the East Midlands and Yorkshire area it will probably be there until early to mid-afternoon.”

The meteorologist explained this could even last until as late as 2pm in some areas.

“The further south and west you are,” Partridge continued, “the quicker it will clear because the rain will clear it out.

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Heavy bursts of rainfall are also expected, most notably in the South West, meaning drivers must remain cautious even after the fog.

England still has 59 flood warnings and alerts.

The flood warnings have been issued for Scarborough and the River Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St Mary in Devon.

The UK Government website says “heavy rainfall” witnessed on Christmas Day has ensured flooding is expected at the River Clyst.


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