UK weather forecast today – Bitter weekend ahead as -3C winter BLAST and thick FREEZING fog send temperatures plunging

Temperatures across the UK fell further today, as persistent freezing fog clouded the country.

Conditions are expected to remain settled through today, with sunshine forecast to break through once the fog and cloud finally clears – but it looks to be a bitter weekend ahead.

It comes after Fireworks Night conditions were the coldest on record with temperatures falling to as low as -3C in some areas.

The big freeze is expected to ease by the end of the weekend – but worse cold spells are due in an "early winter" later this month, ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of WeatherTrending said.

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  • Shayma Bakht

    FLOOD WARNINGS IN ENGLAND AND WALES EXPECTED TO BE REMOVED

    This Flood Warning for Naburn Lock remains in force as the River Ouse remains high as a result of heavy rainfall in the Dales catchments earlier this week.

    As levels are forecast to continue falling the Met Office expect to be able to remove this warning later today.

    10 flood alerts across England are still in place.

  • Shayma Bakht

    SUNNY AFTERNOON EXPECTED

    After a misty and foggy start for some, skies should turn brighter through this afternoon.

    Expect some sunshine with rays.

    However, some mist and fog may linger through the day in parts of northeast England.

  • Shayma Bakht

    COLDEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD', BOOKMAKERS SAY

    Leading bookmaker Coral now makes it odds-on at 4-5 for this month to end as the coldest November on record in the UK.

    The firm goes 4-6 for there to be a White Christmas this year in the UK, while it is evens we have the coldest winter of all time.

    “It's been a cold start to the lockdown and with temperatures set to plunge further over the next couple of weeks, we could be on course for the coldest November on record in the UK,” said Coral's John Hill.

  • Shayma Bakht

    IN PICTURES: PINK SUNRISE ACROSS HAMPSTEAD HEATH, LONDON, THIS MORNING

  • Shayma Bakht

    SURFERS ENJOY THE BEACH THIS MORNING DESPITE FREEZING FOG

    Surfers and paddleboarders enjoy the waves and light winds at Tynemouth, near North Shields, despite the chilly and foggy start to the morning.

  • Samantha Lock

    FOG OVER NEWCASTLE THIS MORNING

    Parts of the UK have been shrouded in fog this morning.

    The Tyne Bridge and River Tyne is pictured barely visible on Newcastle Quayside as thick fog engulfs the North East.

  • Samantha Lock

    FOG WARNINGS IN ENGLAND

    A fog warning has been issued for parts of south and south east England until 11am this morning.

    The Met Office advises to take extra care when driving in affected areas.

  • Britta Zeltmann

    TEMPERATURES TODAY

    Temperatures are set to reach 12C in the south east at noon, with highs of 11C in Scotland and the south west (shown below)

    It follows mist and fog patches and low cloud lifting from most areas this morning, albeit slowly for some with parts of northeastern England perhaps foggy all day.

    Elsewhere will be fine and dry but windy in the south west.

  • Alahna Kindred

    WEATHER WARNING

    There is a yellow Met Office weather warning for fog this morning.

    It is over the East of England, London and South East England.

    It is expected to last until 10am.

  • Alahna Kindred

    WEATHER WARNING

    There is yellow Met Office weather warning for fog this morning.

    It is over the East Midlands, North East England and Yorkshire & Humber.

    It is expected to last until 11am.

  • Elizabeth Little

    MILD WEEKEND APPROACHING

    The UK’s icy chill is expected to ease by this weekend.

    Some welcome milder temperatures will be felt for the first weekend in England’s second national lockdown.

    It comes, however, as worse cold spells are due in an “early winter” later this month, according to former BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond from WeatherTrending. 

    The Met Office’s weather forecast for next week reads: “Next week will be a mixture of showery rain and dry interludes, with the rain centred over western regions, and it will become very mild.”

  • Elizabeth Little

    BRITS SHIVER THROUGH BONFIRE NIGHT

    Britons have rugged up for what is said to be the coldest Bonfire Night in years.

    Temperatures were forecast to drop as low as -3C in some regions, following snowfall in parts of northern England on Thursday.

    Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said the country could see its “coldest bonfire night” in recent years with the mercury set to remain at -1C heading into Thursday evening.

    “Wrap up warm for garden fireworks,” he warned.

  • Elizabeth Little

    FIREWORKS IN LIVERPOOL

    A bright fireworks display has beenset off by members of the public on Camp Hill in Woolton, Liverpool this evening as people celebrate the 5th of November under lockdown this year.

  • Elizabeth Little

    FIREWORKS SPOTTED FROM EAST SUSSEX

    A firework display has exploded above the empty High Street in Lewes in East Sussex.

    The location would normally be packed with bonfire societies parading through the town, but the main bonfire night parades were cancelled due to the start of England’s second national lockdown.

  • Elizabeth Little

    LONDON FOG

    Fog in London was so thick today that some people struggled to see a metre in front of them.

    Photos from Canary Wharf show the business district shrouded in clouds.

    Luckily, the fog cleared from around midday and made way for some sunnier conditions.

  • Elizabeth Little

    CHILLY NIGHT ACROSS UK

    The Met Office have warned of another “chilly night” in the uK with patchy frost, mainly in the south .

  • Elizabeth Little

    FIREWORKS PICTURED

    Fireworks have been seen in Blackpool on the evening of the first day of England's newly imposed national coronavirus lockdown.

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: MISTY MORNING IN ISLEWORTH, WEST LONDON

  • Hana Carter

    COLDEST BONFIRE NIGHT 'IN YEARS'

    Bonfire Night will be the coldest in years – if predictions are correct.

    Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said the country could see its “coldest bonfire night” in recent years with the mercury set to remain at -1C heading into Thursday evening.

    He told the Mirror: “The coldest Bonfire Night in recent years is possible.

    “-3C on Thursday morning and -1C on Thursday night is expected in the South.

    “Wrap up warm for garden fireworks.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    ANOTHER PICTURE OF A FOGGY WESTMINSTER BRIDGE

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE OVER HOUGHTON ON THE HILL, LEICESTERSHIRE

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: MORE ROADS FLOODED IN PUTNEY, SOUTH LONDON

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: PEOPLE WALK THROUGH THE GROUNDS OF WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL

  • Joseph Gamp

    LONDON COVERED IN FOG ON THURSDAY MORNING

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: WESTMINSTER BRIDGE SHROUDED IN FOG

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