A hitherto unknown terror group "Misty Action Warriors" is claiming that it is behind the dense fog that is causing havoc all over Britain.
In a statement sent to The Spoof their leader 'Windy Pops' says:
"People of Britain! This is just the beginning. We will visit the mother of mists and fogs on you to cause you maximum disruption at what is one of your busiest times of the year.
"Phase two of our plan will see us summon up a millimetre of snow and then you will truly be in the shit. You have been warned!"
Inspector Windcheater of the Scotland Yard's Anti-terrorist Squad said:
"We are dealing with a band of desperate people here. They will stop at nothing to get their way. They have proven that they can control the elements so we will treat them seriously"
When The Spoof's reporter asked him whether or not the statement might not just be from some spotty student who is having a laugh, he told us:
"Hmmm! I never thought of that, there might be something in what you say. Do you fancy joining our force? We could do with some bright people"
Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is being briefed every twenty minutes on the crisis and told reporters:
"We can't be too careful and we must treat this as a very real threat. Just like we did when we were told about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and boy has history shown that we were we right to do what we did then. This current emergency is no different.
I have been in touch with President Bush who wants to nuke the Met Office as a start but I have suggested diplomacy for now"
We understand that Michael Fish and Ian McCaskill have both been brought back out of retirement to help deal with the crisis