Severe fog warnings have been issued across parts of Britain this morning with temperatures set to plummet.

The Met Office has advised motorists to be extra careful across much of the East Midlands and into Yorkshire amid thick fog and mist.

The warning, in place from Peterborough up to York, runs until 10.30am and could cause major traffic delays.

Brits are, meanwhile, set to be battered by more freezing temperatures this week as the UK's sunny spell draws to a close.

Despite a weekend of bright skies, temperatures are expected to plummet to lows of around -1C from March 5.

The Met Office warning remains in place until 10.30am

The warning states: "Impaired visibility leading to slower journey times by car, and with possible delays to bus and train services."

It adds: "There is a chance of delays or cancellations to flights."

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