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(Jacob King/PA)

(Jacob King/PA)

(Jacob King/PA)

Motorists have been warned of hazardous driving conditions on the roads this morning as dense fog lingers across 13 counties. 

Met Eireann issued a Status Yellow fog warning yesterday for Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo which will remain in place until 10am.

Motorists are being urged to take care due to poor visibility in many areas.

AA Roadwatch warned: "There is particularly poor visibility reported in the towns of Monaghan and Roscommon however it is lifting now around Letterkenny, County Donegal and Wicklow town."

Drivers are advised to slow down in affected areas, use their fog lights but turn them off when no longer needed.

The fog and frost will clear from most areas later in the morning to leave a dry day with sunny spells.

After a cold start, maximum afternoon temperatures will generally range eight to 12 degrees in light easterly breezes, Met Eireann predicts.

After the bright, sunny spells we’ve been enjoying over the last two days, cloud and some rain will cast a gloom over most of the rest of the week.

Although it will be mainly dry overnight with mostly clear skies and light winds, tomorrow will be rather cloudy across eastern and southern counties with the chance of a few showers.

For western and northern counties it will be dry with sunny spells developing once morning fog lifts. Maximum temperatures will hover between 7 and 12 degrees, and it will be coldest in the northeast and mildest in the southwest.

It will be mostly dry again on Wednesday night, while Thursday will be cloudy and quite chilly in a moderate easterly breeze.

A few light showers are expected overnight in the east and south and it will turn chilly with minimum temperatures of -1 to four degrees with frost developing where skies remain clear.

Friday will also be a chilly day with maximum temperatures of six to nine degrees in moderate southeast breezes. Most of the country will remain dry on Friday night but there is the chance of some patchy rain in the far southwest later in the night.

“Current indications suggest the weather will turn somewhat more mixed for the weekend with an increased chance of some rain or showers,” Met Éireann predicts.

Patchy rain will edge in from the Atlantic on Saturday but will fizzle out as it extends eastwards over the country with many central and eastern counties expected to hold dry with some sunny spells.

There will be some showery rain about on Sunday but good dry periods also, the best of these across the eastern half of the country.

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