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Wednesday 21 March 2018

Dense fog over Dublin causes flight chaos as five planes diverted away from airport

The Dublin city skyline was immersed in a dense fog. Twitter credit: @CliveWelsh
The Dublin city skyline was immersed in a dense fog. Twitter credit: @CliveWelsh Newsdesk Newsdesk

Flights destined for Dublin Airport have been diverted to other airports due to a fog over the city.

There have been five diversions this evening to Cork and Belfast airports, Dublin Airport Authority has confirmed.

These planes were refuelling this evening, a spokesperson said, and they will return to Dublin airport as soon as possible.

Passengers are advised to keep in touch wtih their airlines for updates, the spokesperson added.

A Twitter account, Airlive, alerted passengers that the fog is causing delays and diversions this evening.

Met Eireann has said the mist and fog will clear slowly tomorrow morning.

Forecaster Evelyn Cusack told “It’s very humid air that’s coming up from the content. It's moist air passing over the sea and there’s a slight easterly wind so it’s sea fog that’s blowing in over Dublin."

During summer the land heats up and eventually burns the fog back to the coast. If people are planning on going sunbathing by the sea tomorrow, there could be fog."

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