Commuters face fresh travel chaos as flood warnings are issued after the temperature dropped to -6C

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Commuters face fresh travel chaos today after flood warnings were issued across the UK today after temperatures dropped to -6C overnight.

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued 23 flood warnings across southern England such as Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, with flooding “expected” in those areas.

Forecasters have also urged people to exercise caution as they travel today amid forecasts of freezing fog that could make road conditions dangerous.

The Met Office has issued a fog warning for southern counties, warning it could result in further flight cancellations from some airports.

A walker stops to take pictures of a flooded meadow in Salisbury, Wiltshire on Tuesday

A walker stops to take pictures of a flooded meadow in Salisbury, Wiltshire on Tuesday

The Met Office is forecasting a foggy and cloudy start to the day for much of England on Wednesday

The Met Office is forecasting a foggy and cloudy start to the day for much of England on Wednesday

The EA has issued flood warnings in the Wiltshire Downs, as well as waterways near Salisbury in the county, Dorchester in Dorset and Taunton in Devon, meaning flooding is expected in those areas.

It has also issued 36 flood warnings across much of southern England, including Brighton, Oxford, London and much of Hampshire.

Flights could be canceled and trips delayed due to “freezing” fog in the region, the Met Office said.

It issued a yellow fog warning for an area from Exeter to Oxford, which was due to run until 8am.

“Freezing fog will make driving conditions difficult and could cause travel delays in some areas,” the Met Office said.

Dense fog could cause visibility to drop below 100 meters in places, the forecasters added.

Commuters were asked to be prepared for longer travel times due to possible delays in bus and train traffic.

“There is a possibility of flight delays or cancellations,” the Met Office added.

Potentially difficult driving conditions are likely due to the combination of reduced visibility and icy untreated surfaces.

The Met Office said residents and commuters in Bracknell Forest, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham would need to be vigilant for conditions.

The river next to Salisbury Cathedral has burst its banks after heavy rains in recent days

The river next to Salisbury Cathedral has burst its banks after heavy rains in recent days

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for fog in southern counties today

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for fog in southern counties today

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The fog was also expected to hit Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire.

It comes as the unusual temperature differential, which has left parts of Scotland with temperatures more than 10C warmer than London, continues into this morning.

There were lows of –5C taken at Benson in Oxfordshire, Farnborough in Hampshire and Wiltshire’s MoD Boscombe Down.

South of Wiltshire military base, at Bournemouth Airport, the overnight low was recorded as -6C at 3.30am.

By comparison, the overnight temperature in Glasgow was a balmy 10C, while Lerwick in Shetland recorded readings of 9C at 3am.

Meteorologists predict normal order will be restored later in the day as temperatures drop in Scotland and those in the south begin to rise.



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