UK weather: Met Office warns flights could be cancelled as dense fog to hit southern areas

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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for dense fog across southern parts of England until tomorrow, with the severe weather conditions potentially cancelling flights.

The warning will be in place from 10pm tonight across the East and West Midlands, London, East Wales, the South East and East of England, and is expected to be lifted at about 12pm tomorrow.

The Met Office also issued a statement on its website warning people about travel disruption over the coming hours as visibility could drop "lower than 100 metres at times".

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The alert said: "Fog patches are expected to form during Tuesday night, becoming dense and freezing in places by dawn on Wednesday, particularly in river valleys with visibility less than 100 metres at times.

"Fog will thin slowly later Wednesday morning, although a few patches may persist into the afternoon over the south-west Midlands."

The forecaster added the fog could cause "slower journey times with delays to bus and train services", or even "a chance of delays or cancellations to flights".

Elsewhere, the Met Office said that after the fog warning lifts tomorrow, southern and central areas could see sunny conditions.

Temperatures are expected to be mostly near average before frost and fog returns once its dark.

In northern Scotland, it may also be windy with patchy rain.

The outlook between Thursday to Saturday warned of colder conditions in the South with fog returning due to low cloud, which could become more widespread as the weekend progresses.

It may also be milder further in the North with occasional outbreaks of rain and stronger winds.

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