MOTORISTS are being urged to allow extra time for their journeys as a weather warning of fog will be in place across Somerset tonight.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for fog which will be in place from 7pm today (January 10) until 11am on Thursday. 

A spokesman for the Met Office said slower journey times are possible and  there is a chance of delays to flights. 

The chief forecaster's assessment, said: "Fog patches are likely to form during the early part of Wednesday evening, becoming more widespread overnight with the visibility falling below 100 metres in places.

"Fog will thin slowly later on Thursday morning, although some patches may persist into the afternoon in the west of the warning area."

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