UK weather: Fog threatens to cause chaos with Brits warned it could impact flights

UK weather: Cold temperatures forecast by Met Office

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A meteorologist at Accuweather has suggested Britain could face yet another challenge after he warned fog and rain could cause disruption to travel. Tyler Roys, who works as Accuweather’s lead European forecaster, told “Besides rain creating wet roads, the threat for fog to be around which will lower visibility for drivers is the next likely threat to occur.

“This would also impact flights if the fog is particularly dense at any airports.”

The Met Office also suggested the UK could see cloudy conditions over the next week.

In their forecast for tonight, Britain’s national weather service said: “Southern areas mostly cloudy and dry, just the odd clearer spell; cold nevertheless, temperatures close to zero in some spots, perhaps the odd mist patch.

“Further north, some clear spells in northeastern areas but patchy rain in northern Scotland.”

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The news comes after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps gave a boost to the tourism sector by announcing Covid tests would be axed for fully-vaccinated travellers arriving in the UK.

The Welwyn Hatfield MP said: “Today I can confirm to the House that our international travel regime will also now be liberalised as part of our efforts to ensure that 2022 is the year in which restrictions on travel, on lockdowns and limits on people’s lives are firmly placed in the past.

“From 4am on February 11, and in time for the half-term break, eligible fully-vaccinated passengers arriving in the UK will no longer have to take a post-arrival lateral flow test.

“That means that after months of pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing, self-isolation, additional expense, all that fully vaccinated people will now have to do, when they travel to the UK, is to verify their status via a passenger locator form.”

However, Mr Roys appeared to downplay concerns the UK could be bracing for snow to fall as it counts down to February.

He said: “Outside of the highest elevations in the Scottish Highlands there is little to no chance for snow falling across the United Kingdom over the next 7 days.

“As we move into the 8-14-day period, the chance increases to a low across Scotland, mainly in the Highlands.

“Confidence of this is low of occurring.”

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Roys added: “The chance for snow increases a bit for [the] 8-14-day period, but confidence is low.

“Given the chance for snow increases in the medium range, the reliability of snow-levels this far out is quite low.

“This increases as we get closer to any snow event.”

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