Bristol Weather: Met Office’s dense fog warning’s as 5-inch snow falls

‘Dense fog’ is likely to cause disruption tonight and early tomorrow in Bristol, according to the Met Office.

Experts have issued a yellow weather forecast for our area, which starts at 10pm tonight (Tuesday, January 11) and ends at noon tomorrow. During that period, almost minus degrees are expected and snow may fall in other parts of the UK.

The Met Office says the public should expect travel disruptions during the warning period, and has advised motorists.

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The alarm covers large parts of England and Wales, stretching from London to Cardiff.

Forecasters have warned that the public should expect “slower travel times with delays to bus and train links”, and also the possibility of “delays or cancellations to flights”.

The temperatures in Bristol are set to drop to 4C at midnight, and at. 07.00 the temperature will be at 0C before rising to 6C at noon.

The area affected by the weather forecast

In a description of the expected weather, the Met Office said: “Fog spots are expected to form during Tuesday night, which will become dense and freeze in places at dawn on Wednesday, especially in river valleys with visibility below 100 meters at times.

“The fog will slowly dilute later Wednesday morning, although a few spots may continue out into the afternoon over the southwest Midlands.”

The Agency has given the following advice to road users when traveling in fog:

  • Avoid traveling if possible
  • Drive very slowly with low beam, full light reflects the fog and causes a “white wall” effect
  • Keep an eye on your speed, fog can give the illusion of moving in slow motion
  • Use fog lights, but remember to turn them off when visibility improves
  • Do not hang on the taillights of the car in front, taillights can give a false sense of security
  • Beware of freezing fog, which is made of water droplets that freeze on contact with objects such as the sidewalk, road, car, etc. It can quickly form a layer of ice.

In addition to the southwest, the warning also applies to large parts of the East Midlands, East of England, London and the South East of England, Wales and the West Midlands.

Elsewhere, as much as five inches of snow is expected to fall in Scotland, while Pitlochry in Perthshire is expected to see the largest build-up.

Check the weather forecast near you, powered by In Your Area:

Southwest weather forecast


A cloudy, gray start to the day with fog over the hills and with a few eruptions of light rain and drizzle at times. It gets drier during the afternoon as the clouds lift to give a few brighter periods. Maximum temperature 11 ° C.


Any remaining cloud will clear tonight to leave a dry night with clear skies. It gets cold and frosty in the morning, with a lot of fog developing in some places. Minimum temperature -2 ° C.


A frosty start on Wednesday with some fog. The fog will slowly lighten and clear in the middle of the morning, leaving a nice and sunny afternoon in the whole region. Maximum temperature 9 ° C.

Prospects for Thursday to Saturday:

Fine, dry and stable Thursday and Friday, although there may be a lot of morning fog all day. A gray, foggy start Saturday, then cloudy but mostly dry all day.

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