Status Orange level fog warning for entire country extended into Friday
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.
A Status Orange Fog Warning has been issued for Ireland valid until 2am Friday (12th). Use fog lights in affected areas but switch them off when no longer needed. pic.twitter.com/AEBPolZZic— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) January 11, 2018
The gardai also warned motorists to take care this morning.
Weather Warning: Met Éireann are reporting widespread fog this— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) January 11, 2018
morning most dense inland, away from coastal areas, leading to poor driving
conditions. Please drive with care
and reduce speed if necessary.#ArriveAlive#SlowDown pic.twitter.com/gURw5SmDvP
It follows on from a similar warning issued yesterday evening by gardai as heavy fog hit the commute home for many people.
Very foggy in parts of the country. Please drive with care and reduce speed if necessary pic.twitter.com/wkLTt3Gmmw— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) January 10, 2018
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.