Birmingham weather: Met Office issues yellow weather warning & predicts freezing fog overnight

Birmingham has been issued with a yellow weather warning as the Met Office predicts freezing fog going into the weekend.

The Met Office has issued a yellow freezing fog weather warning across Birmingham this weekend. Met Office forecasters predict the fog to cause some travel delays on Friday night (January 20), and Saturday morning (January 21). The weather warning will be active between 2am and 11am on Saturday.

The Met Office website states that people in Birmingham should expect slower journey times, with possible delays to bus and train services. There is also a chance of delays or flight cancellations.

The warning comes as parts of the UK experienced snow and sub-zero temperatures as freezing temperatures returned to the nation.

The Met Office said: “Freezing fog is expected to develop during Friday night and will be slow to clear in places through Saturday morning.

“Some fog could be quite dense with the visibility falling below 100 metres at times. Additionally, freezing fog may lead to some untreated surfaces becoming slippery. Western England is more likely to see freezing fog persist into late morning and in a few places into the afternoon.”

The Met Office has issued a yellow alert as freezing fog is expected in Birmingham overnight

Birmingham weather - Met Office 5-day forecast

Today (January 20)

A cold and frosty start to the day, but it will be largely dry with sunny spells throughout. Met Office forecasters predict that Friday will be dry with plenty of sunshine, once any freezing fog patches have cleared. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

Tonight (January 20)

The Met Office predicts a sharp frost to develop with long clear spells. Mist or freezing fog is expected to form after midnight as a yellow weather warning is put in place from 2am. Minimum temperature -7 °C.

Saturday (January 21)

Forecasters say that some freezing fog patches are expected on Saturday morning, and a yellow weather warning is in place until 11am. Freezing fog could  linger into the afternoon locally so wrap up warm as it’s expected to be chilly. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday (January 22 - 24)

The Met Office says it should become milder next week, but could be cloudier and breezier. Some light rain and drizzle is expected over the hills during this time.