Freezing fog to descend on Sheffield tonight as temperatures plummet to -3C

Freezing fog, cold wind and icy conditions are expected to continue this weekend, as temperatures drop as low as -3C in Sheffield.
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If you’re heading out on a Christmas party this weekend, you might want to add a few extra layers, as Sheffield braces itself for more sub-zero temperatures overnight.

High pressure sweeping in from Iceland and Greenland will bring with it dry weather and clear skies tonight (November 30).

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A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Areas of freezing fog will form, becoming locally dense, particularly in the west.”

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Freezing temperatures and a covering of frost

It’s good news if you have plans for tomorrow, as the frost will clear to give way to sunny spells .

It will stay chilly though, with a maximum temperature of just 6 °C forecast.

What is freezing fog?

When fog forms in sub-zero temperatures, water droplets in the air remain liquid. In the UK, we get freezing fog under clear skies and calm conditions.