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Thursday 22 February 2018

Mist and fog proving hazardous for drivers this morning

The Ha'penny Bridge. File Photo: Ken O'Halloran
The Ha'penny Bridge. File Photo: Ken O'Halloran
Meanwhile... Swimming at Seapoint yesterday was Hugh Caslin (16) Booterstown.
Out for a snorkel in Sandycove: left to right, Eimear Keeshan, Dublin, Cathy Curtin, Cork, Lorna Whitson, Kildare.
The seas are at their coldest in March.
Having fun on the beach in Sandycove today was Aloysius Gavin (2) and Roisín Casey (2) both from Sandycove.
Wednesday 12 March 2014. Swimming at Seapoint yesterday was Victoria (67) from Dublin 1.

Frost, mist and fog are present in many areas of the country this morning – making conditions hazardous for drivers.

Met Éireann said the frost will clear quickly after dawn but mist and fog will persist for some hours.

Motorists are advised to switch on their fog lights where necessary and drive slowly.

The foggy conditions will clear slowly through the morning though, and the recent sunny spring weather will continue.

Sunny spells will develop in most areas of the country today.

It will be cloudier in the northwest and north with a little light rain or drizzle along coasts.

Highest temperatures today will range between 10 to 15 degrees with light breezes. And it will be coolest in the north and mildest further south.

A Met Eireann forecaster has advised those heading outdoors not to stay out for too long without suncream.

And he warned against taking a dip in the ocean because the seas are at their coldest in March, at the end of winter.

"It will be pleasant for a nice walk but maybe too early to go to the beach."

Despite the advice, some swimmers have not been able to resist.

Swimmers and snorkellers were spotted in Seapoint and Sandycove in Dublin yesterday.

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