This is how long freezing fog and frost will last in Yorkshire as cold snap hits

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This week will see temperatures plummet, as a cold spell brings below-freezing conditions to Yorkshire.

Today (January 2) will see “a cold, generally cloudy start but with a frost likely in places,” said the Met Office.

This week will see temperatures plummet, as a cold spell brings below-freezing conditions to Yorkshire

This week will see temperatures plummet, as a cold spell brings below-freezing conditions to Yorkshire

“Isolated light coastal showers, but bright or sunny spells should develop through the day in the west and these may extend a little further east later [with a] maximum temperature of 4C.

“This evening will see a frost develop in most places, with a few freezing fog patches in some areas and a minimum temperature of -2C.”

Thursday (January 3) will be a dry day, with bright or sunny spells likely. However, it will still feel cold with a maximum temperature of 3C.

Friday will see “Overnight frost and fog patches slow to lift, but dry with sunny spells likely,” according to the Met Office.

“By Sunday, cloud amounts tend to increase, becoming less cold with frost and fog risk reduced.”

Long-term forecast

Looking further ahead for the UK in general, “The second week of the New Year starts mainly settled,” said the Met Office.

“Most places look to be dry with sunny spells after frosty starts, although some fog patches may be slow to clear. The far north and northwest may be cloudier with some drizzle over the hills.

“There is a risk of some hill snow in the north, but perhaps to lower levels at times too. It will be rather cold to start, but temperatures will probably recover closer to average with some milder interludes.”

The second half of January is set to see wet and windy conditions, with cooler temperatures also likely to continue.

According to the Met Office, the second half of this month will “likely start unsettled across most areas at first, with perhaps heavy rain and gales at times, especially in the north, where severe gales are possible.

“Hill snow is also possible, as well as snow to lower levels at times in the north. By the third week of January there is then an increased likelihood of a change to much colder weather generally, bringing an enhanced risk of frost, fog and snow.

“These conditions may then continue to the end of the month, but some milder, wet and windy interludes also remain possible throughout this period.”