Weather warning

Status Orange fog warning issued as visibility on Laois roads making driving hazardous

Met Eireann warns of frost and freezing fog in Status Orange warning to run through until Monday morning

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Dense and sometimes freezing fog is making for hazardous driving conditions for Laois motorists and those travelling on motorway though Laois.

After a bright start to the day, fog descended in the Portlaoise area on Sunday making visibility difficult for driving after a night of hard frost in Laois. While it lifted for a while, heavy fog again descended and is likely to last through the night.

Met Éirean has issued a Status Orange Fog Warning for Ireland. It says the fog will be widespread this evening and early tonight and will be dense in places. Some pockets of freezing fog are likely also said the forecast.

The warning is valid from lunchtime Sunday 20 November 2016 13:00 to Monday 21 November 2016 09:00

AA Roadwatch has repeated the warning especially for people driving on the M7 Limerick/ Dublin motorway.

Met Eireann forecast that winds will increase overnight. Lowest temperatures between freezing and minus 3 degrees.

Monday will start cold but it will become increasingly windy during the day and by afternoon northerly winds will be fresh to strong and will reach gale force along the coast. There'll be sunshine early in the day but will become increasingly cloudy with outbreaks of rain developing later. Temperatures in the afternoon will reach just 4 to 7 degrees.