After all that fog, here come the gales, ice... and maybe some snow
- Met Office issues severe weather warning for much of England in the morning but later lifts it
- At least 60 flights cancelled yesterday at Heathrow
Last updated at 12:23 AM on 22nd November 2011
It has left drivers battling to see the road and air passengers stranded waiting for flights.
Now forecasters warn that the fog blanketing most of the country is set to continue – and some areas could even see snow within a matter of days.
Frost and gales are also predicted, with a chance of ice on the roads from tomorrow.
No visibility: St Paul's Cathedral did a disappearing act as thick fog shrouded the capital. Many flights were grounded because of the bad weather
Atmospheric: The City of London has clouded in fog as flights across the country were cancelled
Yesterday, motorists struggled with poor visibility and scores more travellers had their plans disrupted as Heathrow was forced to cancel 64 flights.
Over the weekend visibility on the roads was less than 100 yards in some areas.
Forecasters said fog would hit the country again today before making way for icier conditions later in the week.
The cold weather, which follows one of the warmest autumns on record, is moving from the Atlantic.
Tricky: As this photo shows, Heathrow Airport was shrouded in thick fog with several flights unable to proceed with their scheduled departures
Safety concern: A plane lands in fog at Heathrow Airport after a number of flights were cancelled
The next few days will be mild and cloudy in most of the country, but night temperatures are on course to drop to freezing in some areas.
Independent forecasters predicted snow in the mountains of Cumbria and north Wales on Thursday and Friday, but the Met Office said it would mostly be limited to Scotland.
Stronger winds will see gusts of up to 50mph in North-West England and Wales.
Met Office spokesman Dan Williams said: ‘We will be seeing colder nights because of the clear skies.’
In a second day of disruption Heathrow cancelled 40 arriving flights and 24 departing ones. Glasgow and Amsterdam were among the destinations affected.
London City Airport axed ten flights while Leeds Bradford Airport cancelled one.
A Heathrow spokesman said last night: ‘There are currently no delays but we advise passengers to check with their airlines.’
Jonathan Powell, of Positive Weather Solutions, said: ‘There is a rain-bearing front that could bring a covering of snow on Thursday and Friday in the mountainous parts of the north.
‘Roads will be pretty treacherous as any overnight rain will quickly freeze.’
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