Fog brings road problems

EARLY risers faced the unexpected sight of a real pea-souper this morning.As thick fog billowed across the county, motorists took precautions and roads stayed relatively accident free, despite visibility being down to less than 100 yards in places.

EARLY risers faced the unexpected sight of a real pea-souper this morning.

As thick fog billowed across the county, motorists took precautions and roads stayed relatively accident free, despite visibility being down to less than 100 yards in places.

The mist soon dispersed as temperatures rose but, as Evening Star weather expert Ken Blowers explained, there's no way of telling whether it will return.

Mr Blowers said: “The ground was very damp last night and this tends to produce fog. After all the rain we've had it isn't surprising we saw some but you never can tell. Thankfully, it cleared as soon as the temperature went up.”

According to Mr Blowers, optimum conditions for a morning fog are a calm night with a wind of less than 10mph, so forecasting it is difficult.

Easier to predict is the unstable weather over the next few days but Mr Blowers is confident of a pleasant weekend.

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He said: “The outlook is good for the rest of the day but tomorrow will unfortunately go down hill, bringing cloud and rain. There is hope of better weather over the weekend though.”