Bristol weather: Met Office issue yellow weather warning for fog - how long is it in place, what to expect

The Met Office warns that the fog will cause difficult driving conditions and travel disruption in Bristol.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the United Kingdom, including Bristol. Weather experts warn that fog is set to cause disruption.

It comes into effect on Thursday (December 1) and starts in the early morning at 4am. The warning is scheduled to end at 11am.

In the weather warning, the Met Office wants to make sure that Bristolians are aware of “fog patches causing difficult driving conditions and perhaps some travel disruption.” During the foggy weather, you should expect slower journey times with delays to bus and train services possible, as well as there being a chance of delays or cancellations to flights.

For those who are planning to travel during the time of the weather warning, the Met Office has issued the following advice:

  • Avoid travel if possible
  • Drive very slowly with dipped headlights, full-beam lights reflect off the fog causing a ‘white wall’ effect
  • Keep an eye on your speed, fog can give the illusion of moving in slow motion
  • Use fog lights, but remember to turn them off when the visibility improves
  • Don’t hang on the tail lights of the car in front, rear lights can give a false sense of security
  • Watch out for freezing fog which is made of water droplets that freeze on contact with objects such as the pavement, road, car, etc. It can quickly form a layer of ice.

According to the official Met Office weather forecast for Bristol on Thursday, the city is set to bear the brunt of consistent high levels of fog from 4am until 9am. Partnered with chillier and winter temperatures with highs of just 3℃, Bristol will then be covered in nothing but mist at the end of the warning (11am).