Blog24 January 2017

UK continues to shiver in sub-zero temperatures with -8°C lows

A toxic cold fog caused disruption to millions of commuters nationwide on Monday morning, with experts forecasting that freezing conditions will blight Britain for at least another seven days.

Hundreds of flights were cancelled from London airports while many motorways and road links were brought to a standstill as a result of hazardous weather.

Temperatures dropped to between -5° and -7°C across various parts of the south and were surpassed only in Farnborough, Hampshire – where the mercury fell below -8°C!

The effects of the Baltic atmosphere will be exacerbated by the presence of a swirling mist, particularly during the earlier part of the week.

Mark Wilson, meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “We are looking at quite a high risk of some really dense fog patches.

“It could well affect some of the London airports and motorways, there is a potential for very difficult travelling conditions.”

Unsurprisingly, people have been quick to complain about the weather and have taken to social media to voice their disgruntlement.

Twitter user @Jodedray commented: “Can’t get over how cold my office is, I’m actually going to be an ice sculpture by the end of the day.”

And she wasn’t alone in feeling the cold, with @AmberStPierre saying: “The office is so cold this morning we’ve been sat with our coats on.”

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