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File photo. Fog on the N7 near Naas. Eamonn Farrell/
orange warning

Poor visibility and hazardous driving conditions on a very foggy morning around the country

Looking ahead, it appears that we have a very cold and frosty Christmas Day.

THERE IS A Status Orange fog warning in place this morning, that will remain in place until midnight tonight.

Met Éireann said that dense fog will linger in some parts of the country through much of the day, giving rise to poor visibility and hazardous driving conditions.

It’ll be cloudy and dull overall through the day, with temperatures ranging between 5 and 7 degrees.

There’s not much chance or rain, and it will stay dry overnight with temperatures rising to double figures.

AA Roadwatch had this advice for motorists taking to the roads today: “Fog has been reported so far this morning in many parts of Munster, Connacht and the midlands.

Motorists are advised to reduce their speed, keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front and use their fog lights in the affected areas but don’t forget to turn them off afterwards.
Patches of ice have also been reported around Wicklow Town and Carrick-on-Shannon. Allow extra space between your vehicle and the one in front.

Looking ahead, it’s set to be mostly mild this week, with an early forecast predicting a cold and frosty, but not a snowy, Christmas Day.

Met Éireann said: “The further outlook for next weekend is for it to remain mild out to Christmas Eve, when temperatures are currently looking like they will fall to give a cold and frosty Christmas Day.”

Read: It’s going to be cold overnight – but some milder weather is around the corner

Read: Today will be cold, rainy and thundery with the frost set to return this evening

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