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Britain wakes up to a dense blanket of fog and widespread frost

por Gary Macnaghten (2020-11-21)


Britons woke up to to a dense blanket of fog and widespread frost on the first day of winter lockdown.

The nation was shrouded in mist this morning which will last until 11am in some parts of the UK, with further fog patches expected for this evening and into tomorrow morning.

Eight flood warnings were issued across England, coming into place from around 1am this morning, with another three also in Wales. 

The Met Office also warned of 'dense fog patches', particularly in southern and central England and towards the south Midlands, later clearing to make for a sunny afternoon.

Social media users earlier noted that the forecast is a fitting start to the second lockdown, sharing photographs of the dense fog with one describing it as 'Dickensian' and another saying it reflects how there is 'no end in sight'. 

People make their way along the country lanes in dense fog in Dunsden, Oxfordshire. The nation has been shrouded in mist this morning, on the first day of the winter lockdown, which will last until 11am in some parts of the UK

A cyclist travels down a country lane in dense fog in Dundsen, Oxfordshire. Eight flood warnings have also been issued across England, coming into place early this morning, with another three also in Wales

Alan Lavery wrote alongside a picture: 'Woke up to this, the heaviest fog I've seen in London. Can't see past a couple blocks down. How fitting to mark the start of a second lockdown, no end in sight.'

Sarah Saunders posted: 'London, first day of #Lockdown2 and we are covered in fog.

검증놀이터Weather reflecting mood or a sinister Government plot?'

Ivy Ngeow added: 'London. Fog. Dickensian. #Lockdown2 Day One.'

Tanya Green tweeted: 'Fog today - lockdown London - no Tower Bridge view today.'

Heavy commuter traffic battles through thick fog on the A40 at Perivale, heading in to London, on the fist day of a new national lockdown

Round 2: The London Eye stands newly closed to visitors and shrouded in fog this morning as a grey squirrel runs for cover

Morning commuters head for work over London Bridge in fog today as all non-essential shops close for four weeks 

Dawn of a new lockdown: The central London skyline this morning as much of southern England awoke to frosty conditions

A person walks their two dogs in the dense fog near to Winchester in Hampshire this morning.

Bookmaker Coral has made the odds of snow to fall on Christmas Day in London at an 8-1 chance

Fog blankets Wells in Somerset this morning as Britain's weather takes a distinctly wintry turn at the start of the second national lockdown

The Met Office warned of 'dense fog patches', particularly in southern England.

Pictured: The Somerset countryside this morning

Workers awoke to a misty morning in Isleworth, London, at the start of a four-week national lockdown for England today

The sun rises over Houghton on the Hill in Leicestershire on the first day of a second national lockdown for England. The Met Office warned of 'dense fog patches', particularly in southern and central England and towards the south Midlands

The sun rises over Houghton on the Hill in Leicestershire this morning.

The Met Office's Aidan McGivern forecast: 'It is that time of year where the sun is fairly weak, and as a result it's going to stay chilly underneath any persistent fog in the south'

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Another social media user said: 'Even the weather is on lockdown. Core blimey'. 

Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern forecast: 'Some dense fog patches to watch out for as well, particularly for southern counties of England and towards the south Midlands, central and southern England and these dense fog patches will last for some time I think during the morning.

In some places they won't lift until 10am or 11am.

'It is that time of year where the sun is fairly weak, and as a result it's going to stay chilly underneath any persistent fog in the south. 

'Further north, plenty of cloud for north Wales, north-west England a few spots of rain as well, drizzle over the hills and cloudy for western Scotland as well as Northern Ireland with a keen breeze in the north-west, gales again for exposed northern parts of Scotland.  

Social media users have noted that the forecast is a fitting start to the second lockdown, sharing photographs of the dense fog with one describing it as 'Dickensian' and another saying it reflects how there is 'no end in sight'

'Light winds though further south and when we do finally see the end to the fog it will be a sunny afternoon on Thursday with temperatures where we haven't seen the persistent fog reaching double figures.

'It's fairly mild actually in eastern Scotland and north-east England, given a bit of a foehn effect the wind warming up as it goes over the higher ground.'

For this evening, the forecaster said: 'We'll see further cloudy skies across north-western parts of the UK, but where we see clear spells and lighter winds I think there will be fog patches again, this time more focused towards parts of Wales, the Midlands, north-east England as well. 

'The Vale of York could see some dense fog to start the day on Friday.

Once more though thicker cloud to the north-west, more of a breeze in the north-west of Scotland and some drizzly stuff over the hills.'

Fog shrouds the Canary Wharf business district in east London including global financial institutions Citigroup Inc, State Street Corp, Barclays PLC, HSBC Holdings Plc and the commercial office block One Canada Square 

Two men wearing face masks walk over a nearly deserted Westminster Bridge in London in foggy conditions at the start of a four-week national lockdown for England

A couple sit on a bench as the fog lifts over the skyline of the City of London today as England enters a second lockdown

A group of swimmers make the most of the autumn weather at Langland Bay near Swansea this morning during the firebreak lockdown in Wales, which is due to end next Monday

A group of swimmers take a stroll along the beach at Langland Bay near Swansea this morning during the firebreak lockdown in Wales. Bookmaker Coral has also cut the odds on this month ending as the coldest November on record to 6-4

He added: 'The wind picking up there in the south-west and that will prevent a fog in the south-west of England and west Wales, but it will be chilly once again as we start off the day once again across the rest of England and parts of eastern Scotland.

'Heading into the weekend we start off dry before some rain comes along for Sunday.'

Bookmaker Coral has also cut the odds on this month ending as the coldest November on record to 6-4 (from 4-1) as temperatures are set to fall further over the next few days.

Coral's Harry Aitkenhead said: 토토사이트추천 'Temperatures have already fallen below zero this week and with a big freeze on the horizon, the odds have fallen very fast on this month ending as the coldest November since records began.

Those dreaming of a White Christmas this year may just get their wish granted as the odds suggest there is around a 55 per cent chance of the white stuff falling on Christmas Day in 2020.'





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