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'Orange alert' fog warning in place for entire country until midday

As the fog clears, it will become bright with sunny spells breaking through.

A NATIONAL FOG warning is in place for across the country this morning.

Met Éireann issued the status orange warning which came into effect at 5am this morning. It warns that fog will be widespread and will be dense in places.

The warning is in place until noon today.

Generally, this morning will start misty with widespread fog. The fog will only gradually thin and lift during the morning.

Winds will be light and variable but will increase along west coasts during the afternoon.

As the fog clears, it will become bright with sunny spells breaking through.

Top temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees are expected.

Tonight it will be cloudy and dry. Mist and fog will develop in the east coast with lowest temperatures of about 7 to 9 degrees.

Tomorrow will be mostly dry but becoming cloudy as the day progresses, with outbreaks of rain.

The rest of the week looks unsettled with rain turning persistent and heavy at times.

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