Met Office issues yellow warning for fog across Milton Keynes

    A yellow warning has been issued for fog across Milton Keynes on 21st January.

    "Freezing fog is expected to lead to some travel delays on Friday night and Saturday morning," the Met Office is warning Milton Keynes residents.

    A yellow weather warning has been put in place between 2am and 11am tomorrow as freezing fog is set to cover the city.

    Residents should expect slower journey times with delays to bus and train services possible and the Met Office says there may be delays or cancellations to flights.

    The following travel advice has been issued by the Met Office in association with National Highways:

    Residents driving in the fog are reminded to turn on their headlights and fog lights if visibility is less than 100 metres to ensure the safety of road users.

    The RAC has compiled a list of what to do when driving in fog, it reads: 

    • Before entering fog, you should check your mirrors, then slow down
    • Maintain a greater distance between you and the car in front, you could increase the gap to four seconds from the recommended two
    • Make sure to use your wipers and to keep your windscreen demisted to aid visibility
    • If the word ‘fog’ is shown on a signal, but the road is clear, be prepared for a sudden bank of fog or drifting, patchy fog
    • Use your lights if visibility is reduced to 100 metres (328 feet) or roughly the length of a football pitch
    • Make sure you know where your fog-light switch is before you set off
    • Do not use full beam, because the fog reflects the light back, reducing visibility even further
    • Do not attempt to navigate using the tail lights of the car in front, as these can give a false sense of security
    • If visibility is very limited, wind down your windows at junctions and crossroads to allow you to listen out for approaching traffic
    • If you really cannot see, you should consider stopping until it is safe to continue.

    To find out more information about driving safely in fog, and to find out when to use fog lights, click here

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