THE Met Office have issued a yellow warning for fog this afternoon possibly bringing with it “hazardous conditions” affecting much of the North East and North Yorkshire.

Fog is set to be in place from 7pm tonight and 11am tomorrow morning according to the weather forecaster.

The Met Office say the fog will become “more widespread overnight” and perhaps lead some travel disruption.

Impaired visibility as well as “hazardous driving conditions” have also been predicted with slower journey times and delays to bus and train services.

There is also a chance of delays and cancellation of flights, the Met Office have predicted.

Looking at the weather forecast tonight, the Met Office have said there will be a minimum temperature of -2c.

Weather over the weekend could also be misty and foggy but sunny spells and light winds have been predicted for Saturday afternoon.

The Met Office long-range forecast between January 18 and January 27 reads: “Settled through Tuesday across the south with fog patches clearing to leave some sunny spells, although some patchy low cloud possible in places.

“Cloudier, and windier in the north with rain on western upslopes. Temperatures near normal in the south likely milder in the north.

Thereafter likely becoming increasingly less settled in the north, as frontal systems cross the Atlantic.

“Drier more settled conditions persist further south, with light winds and clear skies leading to overnight frost and fog.

“Later in the period there remains a possibility that low pressure could move east, bringing strong winds and cold wintry showers to windward coasts.

“Temperatures are most likely to be slightly above average in the north whilst remaining near normal towards the south, with a low likelihood of short-lived colder spell.”