Met Office cold and fog warning for Saturday

After a warm start to the long four-day Easter break, conditions are likely to turn a lot cooler on Saturday. The Met Office issued a forecast warning of fog patches in the south of England with a cool start for many. Temperatures first thing could be as low as 5C across much of the country.

This is hot on the heels of the warmest day of the year so far on Good Friday, with temperatures reaching 18C in places as a result of the bank holiday sunshine that bathed the nation in heat.

A meteorologist is warning of a sharp change in the conditions as the Easter weekend continues.

Deputy Chief Met Office forecaster David Oliver told the Independent that: “During the second half of the Easter weekend, the Atlantic will increasingly exert its influence.

“A frontal system is expected to move in from the west and displace the high pressure lying across the UK. This will spread rain across all areas during the latter part of Easter Sunday and through Easter Monday, although there is some uncertainty regarding its exact timing.”

He said once rain clears, blustery showers are likely to follow in its wake “across many areas.”

The latest Met Office forecast says many areas will remain dry on Friday night with cloud for eastern fringes,

Cloud will be coming erratically inland overnight, its forecast added.

This cloud could reach as far as the Midlands.

To the south, there will be “some fog and frost patches developing, while many western areas remain fine with increasing winds.”

On Saturday, the cloud across parts of England and Scotland will largely retreat towards the coast with isolated fog elsewhere soon clearing. It will be dry with variable cloud elsewhere and breezy in the west.

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