Warning issued as dense fog takes hold of Ireland

Warning issued as dense fog takes hold of Ireland

A WEATHER warning has been issued for Ireland as dense fog is set to take hold of the country today. 

Met Éireann have said the Status Orange warning is in place as fog will be widespread from the early hours through to mid morning.

It will be most dense inland, away from coastal areas, leading to poor driving conditions.

AA Roadwatch have said fog has been reported in the towns of Cavan, Bailieborough, Naas, Carrick-on-Shannon, Roscommon, Sligo, Monaghan and Mullingar.

They also advised that when driving in such conditions, reduce speed and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.

AA Roadwatch also reminded drivers to use fog lights in affected areas but not to forget to turn them off afterwards.

Heavy rain overnight across several counties means roads are wet to begin with this morning in Ennis, Naas, Castlebar and Waterford City.

Yesterday, Met Éireann issued a status yellow warning for all of Munster and Galway for 12 hours as thundery rain and floods were expected.