Yellow alert for heavy fog issued across the country for today

The Met Office issued a yellow fog warning this morning affecting central and southern England.

The Met Office warnings cover the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire and last until 11am.

Commuters have been warned that thick patches of fog on Wednesday morning could disrupt travel.

Travelers should expect slower travel times, possible delays on bus and train services, and the possibility of flight delays or cancellations.

Heavy fog warnings are issued when visibility is expected to fall below 200 metres. Significant traffic delays occur when visibility is less than 50 meters.

The Met Office website said: “Some patches of fog and ice fog have formed with some dense areas on Wednesday morning, particularly in river valleys with visibility at times less than 100 metres.

“The fog will thin and clear on Wednesday morning.”

Road users are encouraged to avoid travel whenever possible.

Those who must travel should drive slowly with low beams on, use fog lights, and beware of freezing fog, which consists of water droplets that can freeze on contact with objects such as the sidewalk, road, or car and quickly form a layer of ice.

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