Temperatures plunge to -4C with UK set to be blanketed in frozen fog

Temperatures plunge to -4C with UK set to be blanketed in frozen fog

January 7, 2019

Temperatures plunge to -4C with Britain set to be blanketed in frozen fog amid warnings of power cuts and travel chaos as 75mph gale force winds batter Scotland

  • Temperatures could fall to -3C (27F) in Scotland tomorrow while northern England will be around 0C (32F)
  • Frost and icy fog are due in the middle of the week with temperatures down to -4C (25F) in Scotland
  • Mercury could fall to -3C (27F) in parts of England including Blackpool, Manchester and Lake District
  • Met Office warning for strong winds in northern Scotland could cause delays to planes and ferries

The cold snap gripping Britain will continue this week as today’s big return to school proves a stormy affair for some areas with winds of up to 80mph expected.  

Today, England will remain largely cloudy, with some patchy rain in the North, but temperatures could plummet to -3C (27F) in Scotland tomorrow while the North of England, Wales and central regions will be just above 0C (32F).

Frost and icy fog are due in the middle of the week with temperatures down to -4C (25F) north of the border, and even -3C (27F) in parts of England including Blackpool, Manchester and the Lake District.

Commuters walk to work across London Bridge this morning at the start of another cold week in the capital

Meanwhile, a Met Office yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning has been issued for northern Scotland until 9am tomorrow, with gusts of up to 75mph expected to cause delays to air and ferry transport.

Some bus and train services will probably be hit, with passengers facing the prospect of longer journeys, and forecasters have also warned of the risk of power cuts – and waves and spray breaching sea walls. 


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CalMac has placed a number of ferry routes on notice of cancellation today. Met Office forecaster Emma Sharples said: ‘The start of the warning period could catch out people during the morning rush-hour. 

‘We are looking at disruption to travel, with anyone driving a high-sided vehicle within the warning area facing some issues. As well as problems on the roads, we are also warning of delays or cancellations on the railway, ferries and air travel.’


Temperatures will be slightly above average for the time of year today – before falling to lower levels for the rest of the week

A Met Office yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning for strong winds has been issued for northern Scotland until 9am tomorrow


Temperatures will begin to fall again tomorrow (left), before highs of just 4C are expected in some parts by Wednesday (right)


Thursday and Friday will also bring cold temperatures to the country with the possibility of rain in some areas as well

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