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Fog and ice warning extended until tomorrow

Fog warning extended into Wednesday Credit: Met Office

Areas of freezing fog, some dense, are expected to form again during Tuesday evening and last into Wednesday morning across the Anglia region.

The Met Office is warning the fog will become more widespread through the night, with icy patches on untreated roads and paths an additional hazard. Travelling conditions will be difficult with journeys likely to take longer than usual and delays to air travel are possible.

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Fog warning for the East of England

A Met Office weather warning for fog has been issued for Monday night into Tuesday. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for fog in the East of England.

Areas of freezing fog, some dense, are expected to form again during Monday night and into Tuesday morning.

The Met Office says the fog will become widespread in places and driving conditions will be difficult with journeys likely to take longer than usual.

It is possible there will be delays to air travel.

The weather warning covers the whole of the Anglia region and is valid from 5pm on Monday 23 January until 11am on Tuesday 24 January 2017

Area covered by the yellow weather warning for fog on Monday night into Tuesday. Credit: Met Office

"The fog will form initially, and will probably be most widespread, across parts of the southwest of England, southeast Wales and the southwest Midlands.

"Fog will also form elsewhere but areas of cloud are leading to uncertainty in the timing and extent of the fog and will result in the fog waxing and waning through the night and during Tuesday morning.

"However it is likely that some dense fog patches will develop in other parts of the warning area by Tuesday morning.

"The fog is expected to slowly thin and lift during Tuesday although it may persist in some areas throughout the day."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment

Fog warning for parts of the East

A foggy scene in Essex in December 2016. Credit: Press Association.

The Met Office has issued a fog warning for parts of the East of England.

Forecasters say Central Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Luton, Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock could all be affected.

The fog will begin to come in Sunday evening but is likely to cause most problems overnight and into Monday morning.

The warning is valid until 10.30am on Monday 23 January 2017.

Area covered by the yellow weather warning for mist and fog. Credit: Met Office

"Areas of dense and freezing fog may lead to journeys taking longer than usual, with possible delays to air travel.

"Watch out, too, for slippery surfaces."

– Met Office

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Cold snap forces cancellation at Fakenham

Racing at Fakenham has been called off because of the cold weather Credit: ITV Anglia

The freezing weather has forced Fakenham racecourse to call off one of its most valuable meetings of the year tomorrow (January 15 2017).

Tens of thousands of pounds in prize money would have been on offer at the Norfolk track, but the forecast of another cold night tonight, and the chance of snow tomorrow morning has forced the course to cancel the meeting.

Floods minister thanks teams for protecting communities

Floods Minister Thérèse Coffey Credit: ITV Anglia

Floods Minister Thérèse Coffey has thanked all the teams who worked together to protect East coast communities from the risk represented by the storm surge.

While the flood forecasting was extremely accurate, we were fortunate that the winds and highest waves did not happen together. “I saw for myself in Essex the tireless work of the military, EA staff, volunteers and emergency services who have worked round the clock to warn and evacuate people, make sure our permanent defences are in good order and temporary defences in place where necessary. “That effort kept 550,000 properties safe from flooding – a stark reminder of the scale and force of those coastal waves and how important it is to check your flood risk and follow EA advice. We know a small number of properties were flooded and my sympathies go out to those who have been affected.”

– Floods Minister Thérèse Coffey
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