Incredible moment sea of mist rolls over sleeping London
Fog bound Britain: Incredible moment sea of mist rolls over sleeping London… before UK wakes under blanket of haze ahead of overcast 12C weekend
- Footage filmed from Novotel Canary Wharf in east London shows wisps of fog appearing from around 5pm
- By 1am the view is enveloped by a blanket of fog – with the tops of the skyscrapers peering over the top of it
- Temperatures plunged below freezing in parts of UK overnight before country woke up to a murky morning
This is the incredible moment a sea of fog rolled over sleeping London last night – before the UK woke up this morning to misty, murky conditions ahead of an overcast 12C weekend.
Footage filmed from the Novotel Canary Wharf in east London shows wisps of fog appearing on the horizon from around 5pm before the city it enveloped by a sea of cloud by 1am.
Temperatures plunged below freezing in parts of the UK overnight – with Reading dipping to -1.7C in the coldest night since April 1 – before the country woke up to frosty conditions this morning.
Fog could linger on in some areas all day, keeping temperatures below 3C, before we move into an overcast weekend. Temperatures are expected to rise to 12C in parts of southern England and most areas will stay dry.
Footage filmed from the Novotel Canary Wharf in east London shows wisps of fog appearing on the horizon from around 5pm (left) before the city it enveloped by a sea of cloud by 1am (right)
Fog could linger on in some areas all day, keeping temperatures below 3C, before we move into an overcast weekend. Temperatures are expected to rise to 12C in parts of southern England and most areas will stay dry
Into the weekend, the chilly nights with frost and fog are likely to continue.
However, Miss Diamond said: ‘There will be plenty of winter sunshine to enjoy on Saturday and Sunday, continuing into the start of next week.’
The pattern of dry days and chilly nights is due to last towards midweek but approaching weather fronts could bring cloud and some showery rain in the west.
When lockdown ends in England next Thursday, a change in the weather is predicted, with unsettled conditions back in charge.’
The astonishing sight of frozen cobwebs in the countryside during a bitterly cold morning in Dunsden, Oxfordshire
After an overnight frost, mist hangs above fenland, almost obscuring these wind turbines at Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire
Mist combined with the lights from skyscrapers and reflections off the Thames to create this astonishing scene by Waterloo Bridge this morning
Two men go on a walk during a misty and chilly morning at Kingsbury Water Park in the North Warwickshire countryside
An otherworldly in the Docklands, east London this morning, which like much of the country was blanketed by thick fog
The Thames riverside is almost completely hidden by fog this morning, which has created some dangerous conditions on the roads
The riverside in Greenwich, south-east London this morning, where visibility was severely limited by the swirling mist
Light traffic on the M25 on a foggy morning near Cobham in Surrey. The fog created perilous conditions for drivers
A Twitter joked that the fog over south-west London made it seem like he was waking up in Sleepy Hollow, the location of the 1999 American horror film
Met Office spokesman Bonnie Diamond said: ‘We’ve had a fairly mild November characterised by areas of low pressure but we now have high pressure in the Atlantic extending across the UK.
‘It looks like a return to mild temperatures.’
In its forecast for the beginning of December, the Met Office said the bulk of any wet and windy conditions are likely to be in the west and north.
The greatest chance of fine and dry spells is in southern and eastern areas, forecasters say.
Other parts of the country were brighter this morning. The countryside in Dunsden, Oxfordshire was covered with a blanket of hard frost
Frost covered leaves (left) and wild fruit (right) to create a wintery seen this morning in the Oxfordshire countryside
Frosty fields in Dunsden, Oxfordshire during a bitterly cold start to the day after temperatures plunged below zero last night
Frost glistens on the roof of a car in Kew Gardens, southwest London, after overnight temperatures in parts of southern England dropped below freezing
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