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Met Office issues freezing fog warning for morning rush hour

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on the roads with a Met Office weather warning for freezing fog in force for the Anglia region.

The Met Office says patches of fog and freezing fog have become more widespread overnight with visibility falling below 100 metres in places.

Be aware that this will cause difficult travel conditions, and some disruption to transport.

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

The weather warning covers much of the Anglia region and is in force until 10am on Thursday 21 January 2016

"Clear skies, light winds and rapidly falling temperatures have allowed patches of fog and freezing fog to form.

"These are expected to become widespread overnight, but will start to clear southern counties around dawn as wind speeds start to increase. However, fog and freezing fog will be slower to clear in the north, for example Vale of York."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

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Weather warning issued for strong winds in Norfolk and Suffolk

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The weather warning is in force from noon until 9pm on Thursday 14 January

A yellow weather warning has been issued for strong winds in Norfolk and Suffolk. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office says a period of northerly gales, and locally severe gales along the coast, will develop over eastern parts of Yorkshire by midday, moving south to affect coastal parts of Lincolnshire and then across Norfolk and Suffolk by early evening.

Gusts of 50-60 mph are possible inland and locally 70 mph along the coast.

"Very strong northerly winds are expected to develop as a deepening area of low pressure moves east into the southern North Sea during today.

"The strongest winds are expected to affect the coast, but even inland some gusts of 60 mph seem likely."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment

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Met Office weather warning for heavy rain in South East Essex

The Met Office has issued a warning about heavy rain in South East Essex overnight Sunday into Monday.

The yellow weather warning applies to parts of the county from 9pm on Sunday 10 January until 9am on Monday 11 January 2016.

Area of South East Essex which is covered by the weather warning for heavy rain. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office says bands of heavy showers will affect parts of southern Britain throughout Sunday and Sunday night, some places affected more than others.

It added that the main focus continues to be on the period later this evening, overnight and at first on Monday morning, before the heaviest showers clear the eastern edge of the warning area, into the North Sea.

"A fairly organised band of heavy showers and the odd thunderstorm, looks like feeding along the English Channel later on Sunday, and then increasingly into parts of southern England as the flow backs more southerly overnight and at first on Monday.

"5-10 mm may fall within an hour and perhaps 20-30 mm through the period in a few spots."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

The Met Office said: "Whilst some areas will miss the heaviest rain, given the saturated ground, please be aware of the potential for surface water flooding causing localised disruption to travel."

Weather warning for heavy rain in the west and south of the Anglia region

Heavy rain is expected for the rest of today Credit: ITV Anglia

The Met Office has issued a warning for heavy rain in the west and south of the Anglia region.

The warning area covers: Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, Central Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Thurrock, West Essex, Luton, Bedford, Southern Cambridgeshire and Southend-on-Sea.

It is valid until 10pm on Saturday 9 January 2016.

The Met Office says outbreaks of showery rain, heavy and thundery in places, will continue at times until late Saturday.

Given saturated conditions, please be aware that this may well lead to some surface water flooding and disruption to transport.

The area covered by the yellow weather warning for heavy rain on Saturday. Credit: Met Office

"A showery southwesterly airstream will affect England and Wales during Saturday.

"Within this airstream some more organised zones of heavy rain are likely, with lightning and gusty winds as additional hazards, these focused near coastal areas.

"Rainfall accumulations of 10-20 mm may occur in 3-4 hours, while a few locations may see 30 to 50 mm over the entire period."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

Parts of the Anglia region, particularly Norfolk and Suffolk, faced surface water flooding of roads and fields on Thursday after a fortnight's worth of rain fell in one morning.

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