This morning, thick fog covered much of Britain and will continue to do so into the afternoon. It is due to heavy snowfall overnight.

As it issues a forecast for foggy conditions, the Met Office warns of possible disruption to bus, train, and flight services.

The temperatures were below freezing (32F) in England at dawn, with the overnight low in England at Benson in Oxfordshire at 6:2C (20.9F). Shawbury in Shropshire was next at -6.22C (22.6F).

After a brilliant night, thanks to the Wolf Moon’s peak just before midnight, it will now be visible through tomorrow morning. This is the first full moon of 2022 which also includes the Pink Moon, Worm Moon and Beaver Moon.

According to The Farmer’s Almanac (a US periodical that first published moon names back in 1930s), the Wolf Moon’s name was derived from wolf packs heard howling in North American villages during winter.

A frosty morning at Woldingham in the Surrey countryside this morning after temperatures dropped below zero overnight

A frosty morning at Woldingham in the Surrey countryside this morning after temperatures dropped below zero overnight

Twitter user Shane from North Wales posted this picture at sunrise today over frost-covered fields, saying it was 'very cold'

Shane of North Wales tweeted this photo at sunrise today, over frost-covered field. Shane said that it was “very cold”.

Frosty fields at Woldingham in Surrey this morning after temperatures dropped below zero in much of England overnight

This morning, Frosty fields in Woldingham, Surrey after it was below zero overnight

Sunrise over a frosty Hyde Park in London this morning after temperatures fell below zero overnight in much of England

After temperatures dropped below zero overnight, sunrise over the frosty Hyde Park in London.

Today’s fog will continue to blanket much of the UK, even after rush hour. This warning applies to most of the UK south of Scarborough, east of Manchester and south of Exeter.

Overnight, temperatures dropped to 32F (nearly 0C) in many parts of the country. This means that some roads could be frozen due to fog.

Craig Snell, Met Office forecaster, said that motorists need to allow more time for their trips. 

He explained that fog will be more widespread in eastern and southern England. It could also affect the Midlands, East Wales, and other areas.

The warning does not apply to all areas. But the message is clear to drivers: Allow extra time for your trip, as fog may be present.

It could also have an impact on public transport. There could be delays in bus and train travels. As the day progresses, it will clear up. The fog may persist for a while, but it should clear by lunchtime.

According to Mr Snell, fog can settle when there are clear skies, long winter nights and stillness. He said that dense fog is formed when there’s no movement in the atmosphere.

“This time of the year our nights get longer so that we don’t receive the heat from sun. The ground radiates heat from its surface. The ground radiates heat from the surface, which causes a prolonged period of cooling. This is a combination of light winds, clear skies and long nights. 

The Met Office warned of disruption to flights, trains and buses as it issued a 17-hour weather warning until midday today

Today’s 17-hour forecast by the Met Office was issued.

In Scotland and Northern Ireland, there will be some cloud and patchy sunlight. The Met Office says temperatures are about average for this time of the year.

The Met Office issued a fog warning for England this morning

This morning, the Met Office has issued a warning about fog in England

In Edinburgh, 3C (37F), 2C (36) in Belfast, 1C (34) in London, and 0C (22) in Cardiff were the overnight lows. 

Today’s mercury readings will be 7C (45F in London), 8C(46F in Edinburgh and Cardiff, 9C (38% in Belfast)

Met Office meteorologist Aiden McGivern said: ‘A cold start to Tuesday across the UK – frost and fog fairly widely in many places, before cloudier skies tend to lift the fog and recover those temperatures later.’

Tonight will be a mostly dry evening however patches of mist and fog will soon reform and there will be large areas of cloud around, with thick cloud cover across northern Britain spreading southwards overnight.

During tomorrow’s morning, there will be rain showers across Northern Ireland and Scotland. However, the misty patches that formed in Northern Ireland will soon clear. 

The afternoon will be cloudy and showery, with the possibility of drizzle or light rain in the morning. However, the clouds will eventually clear to the south and allow for long periods of sun during the afternoon. 

It should clear early on Thursday. After that, it will be perfect with lots of sunny skies and wintry weather. But cloud will start to form in Northern Ireland as well as northern Scotland. It will take Friday for the early mist to lift, but it should clear quickly.