UK weather forecast: Britain to be smashed by bone-chilling cold snap as warning issued

The UK is set to be hit by even more subzero temperatures
The UK is set to be hit by even more subzero temperatures

Meteorologists warned that visibility could drop as low as 50m in parts of England as the UK is blanketed in fog

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The UK is set to be hit by even more subzero temperatures in coming days as the Met Office has extended its yellow weather warnings into Monday.

Earlier today meteorologists warned that visibility could drop as low as 50m in parts of England on Sunday.

The UK is set to be hit by even more subzero temperatures in coming days as the Met Office has extended its yellow weather warnings into Monday.
The UK is set to be hit by even more subzero temperatures in coming days as the Met Office has extended its yellow weather warnings into Monday.

Temperatures remained below 0C, reaching highs of only 5C in parts of the country.

Oxfordshire saw temperatures plummet to -9.7C overnight.

Commuters driving to work on Monday have been urged only to travel is absolutely necessary and to leave plenty of time, driving slowly and keeping an eye on their speed.

They have also been told to “watch out for freezing fog which is made of water droplets that freeze on contact with objects such as the pavement, road, car, etc” as it can form a layer of ice quickly and impair vision.

The UK Health Security Agency extended its level three cold weather alert until Wednesday.
The UK Health Security Agency extended its level three cold weather alert until Wednesday.

The Met Office website states: “Areas of freezing fog are expected to develop on Sunday night, these dense at times and slow to clear from some spots on Monday. Visibility as low as 50 to 100 metres could be encountered in a few areas and some untreated surfaces could turn icy, this combination meaning potentially difficult driving conditions.”

On Friday, the UK Health Security Agency extended its level three cold weather alert until Wednesday.

They warned: “Look out for friends and family who may be vulnerable to the cold, and ensure they have access to warm food and drinks and are managing to heat their homes adequately.

“Try to maintain indoor temperatures to at least 18°C, particularly if you are not mobile, have a long-term illness or are 65 or over.”