Only 27% of schools in regions targeted by today's teachers strikes are closed, according to the Department for Education.
The figure compares to the 60% closures in the same regions during November 2011, the Government said.
More top news
Analysis of queues found drivers faced 1.35 million traffic jams, costing them in wasted time, fuel and unnecessary carbon emissions.
It will be a cloudy day across much of Wales, central and southern England with outbreaks of rain and drizzle.
Game Of Thrones star Lena Headey has claimed movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was "furious" after she rejected his advances.