Weather warning issued for all of Ireland over "dense fog"
Road users are urged to take extra care this morning.
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow fog warning for all of Ireland which is currently in effect.
Published just after 5am on Thursday (17 November), the alert is valid until 10am on the same day.
"Some areas of dense fog this morning may cause difficult travel conditions," it reads.
Level: Yellow For Ireland
Message: Some areas of dense fog this morning may cause difficult travel conditions🌫️⚠️
Issue Time: Thursday 17/11/2022 05:15
Expected Onset: Thursday 17/11/2022 05:15
Expires: Thursday 17/11/2022 10:00 pic.twitter.com/6dbDDJLelk
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) November 17, 2022
Similarly, the UK Met Office has issued a Status Yellow fog warning for all of Northern Ireland.
Also currently in effect and valid until 10am on Thursday, the alert reads: "Areas of thick fog probably causing some tricky travel conditions or delays this morning."
In response to Met Éireann, An Garda Síochána published a traffic alert, stating it has received reports of "widespread fog" across the roads network on Thursday morning.
"Please take extra care, reduce speed and beware of vulnerable road users," Gardaí said.
Traffic Alert - Reports of widespread fog across the roads network this morning. Please take extra care, reduce speed and beware of vulnerable road users. A Met Éireann Status Yellow warning is currently in place -https://t.co/mxwgbBxcJI pic.twitter.com/AFmxocbPJK
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) November 17, 2022
As for the rest of the day, Met Éireann's forecast says the fog and mist will be slow to clear on Thursday morning.
Many parts of the country will stay dry with sunny spells, though there will be scattered showers in the southwest and west and outbreaks of rain will develop in east Ulster during the afternoon and evening.
Highest temperatures will range from 5 to 11 degrees and will be mildest in the southwest and west, with a light to moderate westerly wind.
Main image via Twitter/An Garda Síochána