UK weather WARNING: Fog to cause Christmas Day travel CHAOS across parts Britain

UK weather WARNING: Fog to cause Christmas Day travel CHAOS across parts Britain

meteorologist Alex Deakin warned there will be a huge divide in temperatures across Britain on Christmas Day, with the east of England set to remain in the low single digits while the west sits at around 11C. The Met Office meteorologist said: “Fog is going to continue to be the biggest problem. There is a warning in force for Day morning for fog patches. But not much rain and overall turning steadily milder. It is all thanks to high pressure bringing light winds. That is what is allowing the fog to form. And there is this weather front across parts of the west.

“That will bring a little bit of light rain and drizzle here and there. But that is pretty much it.

“Under the influence of high pressure, it is across these central and eastern areas where Christmas Day is likely to start with some dense fog patches around.

“As I say, there is a warning in force. It may take most of the day before it clears too.”

While much of the east of England and  remains foggy, the west of the country will be cloudy with spots of drizzle across western Scotland through the Northern Isles.

The Met Office forecaster added: “But the far northeast of mainland Scotland may well be the best spot for some Christmas sunshine. It will brighten up if you cross a few other areas.

“But many will just stay rather drab. We will have quite a big contrast in temperatures as well. In the east, it will feel pretty cold – four or five degrees. Whereas, further west, it will be really quite mild – 10 or 11C and if we get a bit of brightness we could see temperatures a little bit higher than that.

“So quite a mild Christmas day in the west.”

The Met Office yellow weather warning for fog is in place between 15:00 (GMT) on Monday to 11:00 (GMT) on Christmas Day.

The warning states: “Fog or freezing fog patches, dense in places, slow to clear for some on Christmas Day.

“Slower journey times with delays to bus and train services possible.

“There is a chance of delays or cancellations to flights.”

The weather forecaster also warned the fog will continue to be a “big problem” into Boxing Day.

Mr Deakin said: “That mild air tucked into this little zone between these weather fronts will spread more widely across the UK for Boxing Day.

“These weather fronts in the far north will bring some cloud and rain for your boxing day walk across the Highlands in Scotland getting quite breezy too. So wet in the far north west but elsewhere it is largely dry.

“Again, fog is going to be a bit of a problem. It could be a bit slow to clear across eastern England.”

The Met Office has also warned that Britain could face a repeat of the bitterly cold winter weather seen at the start of the year as a polar blast set in over the nation in January.

Mr Deakin insisted there is an increased likelihood of colder than average weather in January, which an increased chance of widespread snow across Britain.

He said: “It looks as if there is a pretty high chance that a sudden stratospheric warming is going to happen towards the end of this year.

“Sudden stratospheric warming is where the temperature suddenly rises high up in the atmosphere, 30 or 50 kilometres above the north pole.

“This is what happened earlier this year and what led then fell into a chain reaction which then led to us experiencing very cold conditions from the east.

“And then we get a lot of snowfall of course. The two things are linked but they don’t always lead that chain of reaction.”

In the meantime, Weather has said that parts of Europe could see significant snowfall over the festive period.

BBC Weather forecaster Matt Taylor claimed “significant” snowfall would hit near Germany as “cold air and milder air battle it out.

The BBC Weather forecaster also claimed rain, sleet and snow were likely to sweep across parts of Romania, Croatia and Serbia. He said: “Across northern and eastern Europe turning a lot colder for the start of Christmas week.

“We have got something a milder towards the southwest, high pressure under that we could see some fog. But as the cold air and milder air battle it out along this weather front we could see some significant snow.”

BBC Weather forecaster Susan Powell also claimed central and eastern Europe were set to be hit with “wintery storms” hitting today.

Ms Powell said: “But, it looks like we could get some wintery storms affecting parts of Poland, a very nasty storm with strong winds and heavy snow tucking into Ukraine, a lot of snow on the way for Turkey and heavy rain affecting many parts of Greece on Tuesday, strong winds as well.”

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