Met Office issues fog warning for Somerset

Met Office issue county-wide fog warning

Met Office issue county-wide fog warning

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FOG is expected to create some hazardous driving conditions on Somerset's roads tonight (October 22).

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the county, urging motorists to take extra care with low visibility on many roads.

Visibility over the hilly areas of Somerset, including Exmoor and the Blackdown Hills, is expected to be reduced to around 50 metres.

In other parts of the region, visibility will fall to between 100 and 300 metres.

Mike Rigby, head of climate consultancy Original Carbon, said the fog is being caused by the movement of a warm, moist mass of air moving up from the south.

He said: “Once the fog clears this air mass may briefly give rise to some unusually high temperatures, as much as 18C before the temperatures plummet on Friday/Saturday, as cold air floods down from the Arctic."

The Met Office's yellow alert will be in place from 6pm tonight until 11am tomorrow morning.

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5:31pm Mon 22 Oct 12

FreeSpeech? says...

The way the Met Office forecasts have been going recently it will probably be warm & sunny.BBC on-line forecasts are as follows
Sun symbol - Rain
White cloud - Rain
Fog - Sunny
Rain - Sunny
Their forecasts change at least four times a day and they keep telling us their five day forecasts are as good as their one day forecasts used to be, well I would just like them to get one day at a time right.
The way the Met Office forecasts have been going recently it will probably be warm & sunny.BBC on-line forecasts are as follows Sun symbol - Rain White cloud - Rain Fog - Sunny Rain - Sunny Their forecasts change at least four times a day and they keep telling us their five day forecasts are as good as their one day forecasts used to be, well I would just like them to get one day at a time right. FreeSpeech?
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6:27pm Mon 22 Oct 12

blackmasquerade says...

Quite! Though in the Met Office's defence, they're probably right in what they say about their 5 day forecasts being as 'good' as the old daily ones. Trouble is, they weren't particularly accurate either.

I'm always baffled how you can watch the national forecast, followed immediately by the local one (or vice versa) and they are invariably different for supposedly the same area!
Quite! Though in the Met Office's defence, they're probably right in what they say about their 5 day forecasts being as 'good' as the old daily ones. Trouble is, they weren't particularly accurate either. I'm always baffled how you can watch the national forecast, followed immediately by the local one (or vice versa) and they are invariably different for supposedly the same area! blackmasquerade
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