• Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

6pm weather warning for parts of North Staffordshire

A yellow weather warning for fog is in place for parts of North Staffordshire this evening.

The Met Office warning runs from 5pm tonight until 11am tomorrow morning, with motorists and commuters warned to expect ‘slower journey times’ with possible delays to bus services and of trains.

The warning rises from the south of England and affects chunks of the West Midlands, including Worcestershire, parts of Birmingham and North Staffordshire.

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It runs along the Potteries and focuses mainly on Newcastle and its border with Cheshire.

Commuters have experienced foggy conditions before – with Victoria Road, in Fenton, looking foggy around 4.30pm this afternoon.

Meteorologists say Stoke-on-Trent will see the fog settle properly around 8pm tonight, when the temperature drops to around 2C before hitting 0C overnight.

The fog will last until around 1pm tomorrow – with a break between 10am and noon – before the day becomes sunny at 3pm with a high of 4C.

Where the yellow weather warning covers

It’s a similar story in the Moorlands, but it will be colder around Leek and will drop to -1C overnight.

Meanwhile, the AA has published “best tips” for driving in fog. An article on their website gives the following advice:

  • Use dipped headlights, windscreen wipers and defoggers.
  • Use the fog lights when you need them.
  • Beware of other drivers not using their headlights.
  • Ride as fast as conditions permit.
  • Slow down so you can stop in the distance where you can see clearly.
  • Leave 3 seconds instead of 2 between you and the car in front of you.
  • Check your mirrors before slowing down.
  • Open your window to listen to traffic at intersections if you can’t see.

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