Commuters face further travel chaos as flood warnings are issued after temperatures drop to -6C

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Commuters face further travel chaos today after flood warnings were issued across the UK today after temperatures dropped to -6C overnight.

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued 23 flood warnings across southern England, such as Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, with flooding “expected” in these areas.

Forecasters also urged people to take care as they travel today amid forecasts of freezing fog which could make conditions on the roads treacherous.

The Met Office has issued a fog warning for southern counties and warned it could lead to further flight cancellations from some airports.

A walker stops to take photos of a flooded meadow in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on Tuesday

The Met Office predicts a foggy and overcast start to the day for much of England on Wednesday

The Met Office predicts a foggy and overcast start to the day for much of England on Wednesday

The EA has issued flood warnings for the Wiltshire Downs, as well as waterways near Salisbury in the county, Dorchester in Dorset and Taunton in Devon, meaning flooding is expected in these areas.

It also issued 36 flood warnings across much of southern England, including Brighton, Oxford, London and large parts of Hampshire.

Flights could be canceled and travel delayed due to ‘freezing’ fog in the area, the Met Office said.

It issued a yellow warning, until 8am, for fog over an area stretching from Exeter to Oxford.

“Freezing fog will cause difficult driving conditions and could lead to travel delays in some areas,” the Met Office said.

Dense fog could see visibility drop to less than 100 meters in places, forecasters added.

Commuters have been urged to prepare for longer journey times due to possible delays to bus and train services.

“There is a risk of flight delays or cancellations,” the Met Office added.

The potentially difficult driving conditions are likely due to a combination of poor visibility and untreated surfaces that become icy.

The Met Office said residents and commuters in Bracknell Forest, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham should be aware of the conditions.

Freezing fog blankets Canary Wharf in London on Wednesday morning as temperatures in the capital plunge

Freezing fog blankets Canary Wharf in London on Wednesday morning as temperatures in the capital plunge

The river next to Salisbury Cathedral has overflowed after heavy rain in recent days

The river next to Salisbury Cathedral has overflowed after heavy rain in recent days

The Met Office today issued a yellow weather warning for fog in the southern counties

The Met Office today issued a yellow weather warning for fog in the southern counties

The fog was also expected to affect Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire.

It comes as the unusual temperature rift that has seen parts of Scotland with temperatures more than 10C warmer than London persists this morning.

There were stockings of –5C registered at Benson in Oxfordshire, Farnborough in Hampshire and MoD Boscombe Down in Wiltshire.

South of the Wiltshire military site at Bournemouth Airport, the overnight low at 3.30am was recorded at -6C.

By comparison, in Glasgow the overnight temperature was a balmy 10C, with Lerwick in the Shetland Isles recording readings of 9C at 3am.

Meteorologists predict that normal order will begin to be restored as the day progresses, as temperatures in Scotland drop and those in the south begin to rise.