Lesson #25: Freezing Fog

I spent last night at London Gatwick.

We were delayed leaving Budapest because of the weather in London, which I had hoped would translate to a delay in my connecting flight, but the connecting flight was cancelled due to freezing fog at my final destination.

In other news, freezing fog is a thing.

According to the BBC’s Weather Centre, freezing fog is “composed of supercooled water droplets (i.e. ones which remain liquid even though the temperature is below freezing-point). One of the characteristics of freezing fog is that rime – composed of feathery ice crystals – is deposited on the windward side of vertical surfaces such as lamp-posts, fence-posts, overhead wires, pylons and transmitting masts.”

So yeah, I’m cool with spending the night in the airport when that’s the case.

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