Cork and the rest of the country can expect a foggy start to Thursday, with Met Éireann putting a Status Yellow fog warning in place for the entire country overnight.
The warning came into force at 10pm and will remain in place until 11am on Thursday.
The forecaster predicts ‘dense fog in many areas overnight and for a time on Thursday morning’.
Cork commuters faced weather-related delays already this week, with icy conditions and fog leading to heavy traffic and some collisions in parts of the city and county on Monday morning.
While temperatures are set to remain well above freezing overnight, motorists should be prepared for the fog.
AA Roadwatch advice for driving in fog is as follows-
- Use your dipped headlights at all times plus your windscreen wipers and demisters.
- Familiarize yourself with your front and rear fog lights. Know how to switch them on and off and use them only when appropriate.
- Beware of other drivers not using headlights.
- Only drive as fast as conditions allow and maintain a greater distance between you and the car in front. Tailing someone’s rear lights can give a false sense of security and is dangerous.
- If the road has street lights on you probably don’t need to use your fog lights.
- Be able to stop within your range of visibility. This is particularly important on motorways and dual carriageways where you’ll be travelling at speed.
- Don’t accelerate to get away from a vehicle that is too close behind you.
- Check your mirrors before you slow down.
- At a junction with limited visibility, stop, wind down the window, and listen for traffic. When you are sure it is safe to emerge, do so without hesitation. Pausing too long puts you in the path of oncoming traffic