Snow warning for Largs and west of Scotland

Henrietta Strickland
January 13, 2018

Thick fog has already engulfed much of England, Wales and Northern Ireland today with poor visibility causing travel chaos on the roads and potential flight disruption.

Light winds, foggy conditions and traffic emissions will lead to a smog build-up in some regions, experts say.

It will be cold tonight, with dense fog and some frost for a time especially in midland, northern and eastern areas with overnight lows of -1° to +3°.

Weather forecaster Mark Wilson says radiation fog is "not smog" and is a natural event. Overnight fog and any frost should clear.

Motorists throughout Ireland will need to take extra care on Thursday morning, with Met Éireann issuing a status orange fog warning for the entire country.

The Met Office stated: "Snow showers will be heaviest and most frequent across western Scotland".

A yellow snow and ice warning has been issued for Northern Ireland  Credit Met Office
A yellow snow and ice warning has been issued for Northern Ireland Credit Met Office

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Chief forecaster Andy Page said it will thicken over the next few hours and warned to expect rush-hour travel problems.

Visibility less than 100m in places.

Slower journey times are possible and there is a chance of delays to flights'.

He said: "It happens when you get clear skies and it cools down and you get fog patches forming out of these skies". Lowest temperatures 4 to 8 C.

Tomorrow will be another cloudy and murky day across the country with more of the same forecast through the week. Afternoon temperatures will range from 5 to 9 degrees Celsius, coldest in the north.

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