Brits could see ‘coldest Bonfire Night in years’ as mercury plummets to -3C
Brits are braced for the "coldest Bonfire Night i n recent years" as forecasters predict temperatures to plummet below zero in some parts.
Freezing temperatures are predicted across the country on Thursday as Brits gear up for a night of fireworks in their gardens as lockdown kicks in.
The country will also be hit by a dense fog in the south, where the temperature will be much chillier.
Weather Outlook forecaster, Brian Gaze, predicts the temperature will fall below freezing in the south.
Speaking to Mirror, he said: "The coldest Bonfire Night in recent years is possible.
“-3C on Thursday morning and -1C on Thursday night is expected in the South.
“Wrap up warm for garden fireworks.”
Thursday morning will be frosty and foggy in many places according to forecasts, reports Express.
Met Office Meteorologist, Aidan McGivern, said: “Clear spells overnight will lead to a frosty and in places foggy start to Thursday.”
Mr McGivern warned that temperatures could drop to -4C in the countryside overnight on Wednesday, bringing a chilly start to Thursday.
There will also be dense fog patches in the early hours on Thursday, particularly in the south of England.
Mr McGivern said: “These dense fog patches will last for some time I think during the morning.
“In some places they won’t lift until about 10 or 11am.
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“It is that time of year when the sun is fairly weak and as a result it’s going to stay chilly underneath any persistent fog in the south.”
Some areas are expected to see a dry day with sunny spells, but forecasters have warned that the fog will linger in certain areas.
Netweather forecaster, Nick Finnis, said: “Most mist and fog across England and Wales first thing generally clearing during the morning to another fine and dry day with plenty of sunshine away from northern England – where it will turn cloudier form the north.
“However, fog may linger into the afternoon in places, particularly across central and southern areas – where it does, temperatures will struggle.
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“Cloudy for Scotland, Northern Ireland, but staying generally dry.”
Temperatures in the south are expected to be chillier than in the north of England during the day on Thursday.
Mr Finnis said: “It will be milder in the north than the south generally, temperatures in the north reaching 11-15C, while across central, southern and eastern England reaching 9-10C at best.”
Cloudy skies will come on in the north west of the UK as Thursday night as Britain celebrates Bonfire night.
Fog patches will appear again in parts of country during the night.
Mr McGivern said: “Where we see clear spells and lighter winds I think there’ll be fog patches again.
“This time more focused towards parts of Wales, the Midlands, northeast England as well the Vale of York could see some dense fog to start the day on Friday.”
On Friday there will be frost across southern parts of the country along with patches of fog.
Friday is also expected to be breezier than in recent days, according to Mr Finnis.
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