Layer Up: Another chilly night in store for Cork 

Layer Up: Another chilly night in store for Cork 
Boats moored on a calm foggy January morning in Drake's Pool, Crosshaven earlier today. Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger

TEMPERATURES are expected to drop again tonight with Met Éireann forecasting a risk of frost and localised patches of fog in isolated areas of Munster.

Minimum temperatures of -1 to +5 degrees have been forecast.

Similar to today, temperatures are expected to rise tomorrow afternoon with conditions expected to remain mostly dry.

Roches Point, Cork, Ireland. 20th January, 2020. Sun begins to rise on a cold morning behind the lighthouse at Roches Point, Cork, Ireland.Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger
Roches Point, Cork, Ireland. 20th January, 2020. Sun begins to rise on a cold morning behind the lighthouse at Roches Point, Cork, Ireland.Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger

It was an eerie start in many areas of Cork earlier this morning as a dense layer of fog covered much of city and county.

The cross-river ferry between Cobh and Passage West was suspended this morning due to dense fog in the area but the service has since resumed.  

A number of driving tests were also cancelled earlier today, due to the weather conditions. 

Compounding this, icy road surfaces created challenging conditions for motorists to contend with roads in Togher, Crossbarry and between Midleton and Tallow reported as particularly tricky.

Loughbeg, Ringaskiddy, Cork, Ireland. 20th January, 2020. Early morning fog on a cold January morning covers the Johnson & Johnson manafacturing facility at Loughbeg, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, Ireland. - Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger
Loughbeg, Ringaskiddy, Cork, Ireland. 20th January, 2020. Early morning fog on a cold January morning covers the Johnson & Johnson manafacturing facility at Loughbeg, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, Ireland. - Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger

The foggy weather did make for a number of impressive shots snapped around Cork, in areas such as Ringaskiddy, Aghada and Crosshaven earlier today, however.

This afternoon, weather conditions have cleared with bright and dry conditions prevailing. 

Wednesday is expected to remain mostly dry with a few patches of light rain possibly developing in places. 

Aghada, Cork, Ireland. 20th January, 2020. Chimney stacks from the local ESB generating station rise abouve the early morning fog at Aghada, Co. Cork, Ireland. Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger
Aghada, Cork, Ireland. 20th January, 2020. Chimney stacks from the local ESB generating station rise abouve the early morning fog at Aghada, Co. Cork, Ireland. Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger

The national forecaster has stated that Wednesday will be "a bit milder than previous days with highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees."

Similar conditions are expected to prevail for the duration of the week. 

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