Met Éireann issues status yellow fog warning for Ireland
Take note if you're out and about.
Unlike the John Carpernter horror film, we're unsure if murderous pirates are going to emerge from the fog that's set to descend on Ireland tonight. The smart money is on a no.
However, the even smarter decision would be to take note of the status yellow fog warning for Ireland that Met Éireann has issued.
It states that the country is set to experience "dense fog in many areas."
The warning is valid from 4pm on Friday, 20 December until 10 am on Saturday, 21 December.
In terms of the general forecast for this evening, it's expected to be mainly dry tonight - thank Christ! - for much of the country with some clear spells.
Sadly, the fog will thicken and become widespread later in the night.
Showers in the south and southeast will continue for a time tonight, possibly merging into longer spells of rain. Boo!
The rain will clear later in the night though and temperatures are set to drop back to freezing, creating some frost and a risk of ice on roads.
The mercury is set to drop to 0-3 degrees too.
Basically, stay indoors and stay warm.
Status Yellow - Fog warning for Ireland
Dense fog in many areas.
Valid: 4 p.m. today (Friday) until 10 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday) pic.twitter.com/vZS3vIBhvW
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 20, 2019