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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

Fog alert across the region with delays at airports

A further Met Office yellow warning has been issued for thick fog across the Anglia region as weather conditions cause delays and cancellations at airports.

Stansted airport in Essex says that heavy fog is affecting flights to and from the airport leading to delays and cancellations. It is advising passengers to check with airlines and allow extra time for journeys to the airport.

Fog is delaying flights to and from Stansted airport. Credit: London Stansted

Flights into and out of Luton airport are also affected by fog.

The airport says there have been a number of delays to arrivals and departures. Passengers are advised to check in as normal.

The Met Office weather warning is in force until 10am on Saturday 31 December.

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

"Areas of fog have persisted in places through Friday and are expected to become more widespread and freezing in places again on Friday night and into Saturday morning.

"Driving conditions will be difficult with journeys likely to take longer than usual and delays to air travel possible.

"Fog and freezing fog patches with visibility less than 100 metres in places are expected to become more widespread."

– Met Office

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Met Office yellow weather warning for mist and fog

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for fog valid until 10am on Friday 30 December 2016

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

The Met Office says areas of fog and freezing fog have developed, including some dense patches of fog in places.

Driving conditions will be difficult with journeys likely to take longer than usual and delays to air travel are possible.

"Fog and freezing fog patches are locally dense with visibility less than 100 metres in places.

"Combined with sub-zero temperatures, there is also a risk of icy patches on some untreated surfaces.

"This fog will only slowly lift and thin today, likely lingering into the late morning or afternoon in some places, most likely over parts of East Anglia and southeast England."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment

Fog warning issued for East of England on Sunday night

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for fog across the East of England from 16:00 Sun 18th December to 10:00 Monday 19th December.

Areas of fog will expand overnight and will be widespread and at times locally dense.

Be aware of hazardous driving conditions, but there may be some improvement by morning as thicker cloud edges in from the east.

Yellow Warning of Fog for East of England covers: Northamptonshire, Rutland, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Peterborough & Luton.

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

"Another night where conditions will vary quite widely across southern Britain - some areas staying cloudy and fog-free but again the prospect of some thick fog, at least for a time, principally to the west of London.

"The main uncertainty relates to whether the fog persists into the Monday morning rush hour, with the chance that conditions may improve from the east by then."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment

Met Office issues fog warning in the Anglia region

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for fog across the Anglia region on Saturday night into Sunday

The warning is valid for all counties from 10pm on Saturday until midday on Sunday

Fog has been affecting roads and airports in the southern half of the UK over the weekend. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Patches of thick fog will affect central and southern England and South Wales during Saturday night and Sunday morning.

he Met Office is warning people to be aware that low visibility could lead to extended journey times and difficult driving conditions in places.

"Fog has reformed in places during Saturday evening and will affect many southern areas at times overnight and during Sunday morning, with isolated patches persisting well into the afternoon.

"The visibility will be very variable, but locally reducing to 50-100 metres."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment
Area covered by the Met Office yellow weather warning for fog valid until noon on Sunday. Credit: Met Office

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Met Office issues fog warning for Anglia region on Saturday night

Area covered by a Met Office yellow weather warning for fog on Saturday night into Sunday Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for fog across the Anglia region on Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday.

The warning is valid until 6am on Sunday 30 November 2014

The Met Office says: "Patches of fog already forming will become more widespread during the rest of Saturday evening and into the early hours of Sunday with the visibility falling to less than 100 metres in places.

"Later in the night the fog will tend to lift onto hills, before clearing from the northwest as the breeze increases."

Areas of fog will develop through Saturday evening under clear skies, particularly affecting southwest England and the West Country at first, then increasingly other parts of southern and eastern England, before thinning again later in the night as a weather front moves southeastwards bringing a band of cloud and some light rain or drizzle.

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment

Fog warning in place until 11am in the Anglia region

Satellite picture taken at 8.15am showing the fog is worse in the west of the Anglia region. Credit: Met Office

This is the visible satellite image of the Anglia region taken at 8.15am on Thursday morning showing the main areas of mist and fog.

Some areas have bright sunny skies and the fog will continue to clear in most areas although it may linger on some coasts.