Freezing fog, ice, sleet, and snow are established to induce travel disturbance across the UK, with terminals temporarily shutting down runways and delaying flights due to the severe cold climate.
Freezing fog, ice, sleet, and snow are established to induce journey disruption for at least a week, with flights influenced in the UK and Republic of Ireland, and more painful weather to come.
Portions of Scotland, south-western England, the Midlands, north-western England, and Wales were slammed by snow on Saturday, inducing travel upheavals.
Dozens of flights were rescinded at Dublin airport, and Manchester airport temporarily shut down both runways due to hefty snowfall.
Additional travel disturbance is predicted on Sunday and Monday and could include power cuts, problems with mobile phone coverage, and some rural districts being trimmed off.
Sky News climate presenter Kirsty McCabe says we can foresee the cold weather to dwell
“for at least a week”
with a combination of
“wintry hazards, comprising frost, ice, sleet, snow and freezing fog”
due to an
“Arctic blast of cold climate”.
“Wintry showers will continue in northern Scotland on Sunday but should gradually ease elsewhere.
It will be cold again, freezing where fog lingers on.
“There is an opportunity that a bar of rain, sleet, and snow will shove into parts of southeastern England delinquent in the day.”
WHAT IS FREEZING FOG?
Freezing fog is identical to normal fog but with a crucial distinction – the tiny water droplets adjourned in the air are supercooled. So even though they are still fluid they are actually below freezing temperature.
That’s because fluid needs a texture to freeze onto, so when these supercooled droplets come into contact with a surface such as trees, lamp posts, overhead wires, and so on, they form a white residue of needles or feathery ice crystals, learned as rime.
Freezing fog is frequently escorted by freezing mist, which leads to a flick of ice-coating surfaces. Freezing fog is also very adamant and cultivates to linger for much of the time of day, maintaining temperatures below freezing.