Tag Archives: Fog

World weather roundup

In this blog we take a look at what’s happening around the world where the weather is straying away from what’s normal or has the potential to bring disruption. North America A deep area of low pressure will bring the … Continue reading

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Will you see the aurora borealis in the UK?

There is a chance you could see the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) tonight in the UK, particularly in the northern half of the country. However, there will be  widespread fog tonight (Monday 2 November), which could be dense in places and … Continue reading

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Warm, dry, sunny start to October

The first half of October has been dominated by high pressure, giving a warm, dry, sunny start to October across the UK. The month started with some weather fronts crossing the UK bringing rain in places. However the mid month … Continue reading

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Air quality issues in the UK – what’s really going on?

There has been some media coverage about air pollution issues in the UK today, so what’s really going on? It is true to say that since Tuesday this week the UK has seen elevated levels of air pollution. This is … Continue reading

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What is freezing fog?

Fog has affected many areas over the last couple of days, which in some places has been freezing. Freezing fog forms in the same way as ‘normal’ fog and is typical in winter, aided by clear skies and calm conditions. … Continue reading

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Top ten: spookiest weather conditions

As it’s halloween  tomorrow, we’ve taken a look at the top ten spookiest weather conditions. From well known scary weather – like thunder and lightning and sea mist, to lesser-known phenomena such as brocken spectre and fall streak holes. Fall streak hole. Also … Continue reading

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Blog about fog: why has fog been so persistent this week?

Foggy weather has been especially persistent this week, not clearing all day in some areas of the UK. Fog forms when relatively moist and mild air close to the ground cools quickly, causing the moisture in the air to condense … Continue reading

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The fog blog – What is fog?

With fog causing transport disruption and delays across the UK this week, there is a lot of interest in what causes this weather phenomenon. So what is fog? The definition of fog is water droplets suspended in air – much the … Continue reading

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