FREEZING fog has reportedly seen 40 flights cancelled at Heathrow Airport as temperatures plunge to -8C.
The icy blast has sparked a Met Office weather warning as Brits brace for tricky conditions and travel delays.
Heathrow confirmed that some cancellations were expected but are yet to release a number, while reports from several outlets suggested that around 40 flights would be grounded.
Biting cold is set to see most of the country endure a deep freeze as the mercury drops.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for fog across a large part of central and southern England and stretching up into some areas of the North.
Forecasters say that the icy haze is set to cause difficult driving conditions and could lead to travel disruption.
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Much of London, Oxford and Nottingham is covered by the warning, which reaches as far north as Hull.
Other major airports, including Luton and Robin Hood Doncaster-Sheffield, fall within the warning area.
Temperatures of -8C were recorded at Heathrow this morning and it is expected to hover around freezing into tonight and tomorrow.
Meanwhile, outside of the warning area, much of the rest of the UK is set to see some mixed weather.
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The Met's forecast for tonight predicts a return of the freezing fog, leading into a more unsettled outlook in the coming days.
For tomorrow they predict: "Cloud and occasional rain in the northwest. Bright and very mild in the northeast.
"Fog patches slow to clear over central and southern areas, else dry with some sunshine."
There are 47 flood alerts and 39 flood warnings active in England, with regions including the Ebble Valley in Wiltshire and the area around the River Severn in Worcestershire expected to see floods.
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