Weather forecast today – Met Office warning as BITTER -5c polar blast sparks hazard alerts, frost and freezing fog

BRITAIN is facing a bitter weekend as an icy polar blast sends temperatures plummeting across the country.

Freezing fog and thick frosts are on the cards but one silver lining is that it’s likely to remain dry for most of the country over the coming days.

There will be light winds with plenty of sunshine once the fog clears, though it will remain cloudy and dull in the south east.

The Met Office said: “Tonight will be one of the coldest nights of the season so far…. Away from the far southeast, where cloud cover may keep temperatures just above freezing, many of us will wake up to a frost on Thursday morning, with lows of -3C to -5C in some rural areas.”

“Certainly feeling colder on Thursday, especially where the fog persists throughout much of the day and a similar day to come on Friday,” he added.

Meanwhile BBC Weather warned “Overnight frost and locally dense patches of fog will become the primary hazards through the rest of the week, with Thursday night into Friday especially prone to both of these hazards.”

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