Dense fog nationwide sparks motorists' warning and commuter delays
Met Eireann has warned motorists to be extra vigilant on the roads this morning.
With reports of dense fog in several counties, the national forecaster has said visibility while driving can be very poor.
Dense fog in places, giving dangerous driving conditions, will slowly clear during the morning. A dry, sunny day. Highs 15 to 18C.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 1, 2015
Carlow town, Tullamore, Thurles, Portlaoise and Limerick City are some of the worst areas affected by the fog.
However, driving on the roads around Cavan, Ennis, Carrick-on-Shannon, Manorhamilton, Navan and Galway City is also difficult this morning with the poor visibility.
There is no official weather warning as yet in place but commuters have been advised to take their time travelling over the next few hours.
AA Roadwatch has reminded motorists to use fog lights if needed but to be sure to turn them off when no longer required.
Another foggy start in most parts of the country with particularly dense fog in some areas. All details on http://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) October 1, 2015
Irish Rail have reported that at least one of their trains is running late due the adverse weather conditions.
The 5.20am Westport to Heuston service ran 10 minutes behind due to the heavy fog.
05:20 Westport Heuston running 10min late due to heavy fog— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) October 1, 2015
The poor conditions are set to clear during the morning, and the chilly start will give way to a dry, sunny day.
Temperatures are expected to reach as high as 18 degrees this afternoon.