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Met Eireann has issued an 'orange alert' fog warning ahead of "bright, sunny" day

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Fog: Motorists are being urged to take extra care on the roads
Fog: Motorists are being urged to take extra care on the roads

Met Eireann has issued an orange fog alert weather warning for much of the country.

Motorists are being urged to take extra care on the roads after a blanket of fog fell in the east of the country. 

The Irish National Meteorological Service said issued the fog warning for Dublin, Carlow, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Cork and Waterford.

Met Eireann warned fog will be dense in places until approximately 9am this morning.

They added today was going to be "dry and sunny ... with little or no wind."

AA Roadwatch said there is patchy fog along the M50, but added that it is starting to clear: "Use your fog lights in affected areas but don't forget to switch them off afterwards," they said. 

Met Eireann has said the rest of the week is expected to be "dry and settled", until Friday when "more broken weather" is expected.