Freezing overnight weather in Dorset may impact morning rush hour, says Met Office
Freezing temperatures are expected overnight for much of Dorset, with there being the potential for it to impact the morning rush hour traffic, the Met Office has said.
This cold surge has affected much of the south coast of England, as well as some areas in the Midlands.
Snow is not expected overnight on the south coast, as no rain is forecast for the next couple of days.
Places such as Bournemouth will see temperatures reach 0C between 3am and 8am, and they are also expected to see some mist and fog in that time.
Meanwhile, Dorchester will see it even worse with it getting to 0C at 9pm tonight (Tuesday, February 7) and will drop to as low as -3C at 5am.
In fact, it is not expected to go back above freezing in Dorchester until around 10am on Wednesday, February 8.
Meanwhile, Weymouth will have a relatively shorter period at freezing temperatures, with it being at 0C between 4am and 7am.
The Met Office has not issued an official weather warning yet, but forecasters expect frosty conditions and possible fog could affect the morning rush hour.
A spokesperson said: “There isn’t a warning out at the moment given there is a bit of uncertainty still with regards to the extent and density of fog patches.
“But there might be one issued overnight once we start to see things forming and when we have more of an idea about how things are panning out.
“For rush hour morning, they could make for some difficult driving conditions in central and southern areas.”
Conditions are expected to become milder across much of the UK as the weekend approaches, as the Met Office forecasts overnight lows in the mid-single figures.