Saturday 20 January 2018

Status Orange level fog warning for entire country extended into Friday

File phto shows Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge as heavy fog cloaked the capital
File phto shows Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge as heavy fog cloaked the capital

Sean Nolan

Met Eireann have extended their Status Orange fog warning for the entire country from this morning into Friday.

The warning, which was originally issued at 2am this morning, now runs until 2am Friday morning and is in effect for the entire country.

The second highest level of warning advises that there will be very poor visibility in "many inland areas" this afternoon and evening and it is expected to worsen later this evening and tonight.

Motorists were warned to take care in the conditions with the AA advising drivers to use their fog lights.

The gardai also warned motorists to take care this morning.

It follows on from a similar warning issued yesterday evening by gardai as heavy fog hit the commute home for many people.

As for the rest of the day Met Eireann warn that the fog will linger in many parts of the country, and the day will remain cloudy and misty with little sun breaking through.

Tonight will see temperatures plunge to -1C to 3C as the fog thins in some locations.

Friday is set to be breezy followed by heavy rain in Munster or Connacht.

The forecast for the weekend is for a large quantity of rain for most parts on Saturday, followed by a largely dry Sunday.

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