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Road warning Motorists urged to be aware of dangerous driving conditions due to fog

However, Met Eireann said the mist and fog will burn off through the morning, before temperatures steadily rise


Fog alert (STOCK)

Fog alert (STOCK)

Fog alert (STOCK)

Motorists have been warned that fog and mist across the country this morning will cause impaired visibility leading to dangerous driving conditions. 

Massive tailbacks have already been reported on the M50 in Dublin following a collision southbound between J12 Firhouse and J13 Dundrum.

The right and middle lanes are blocked due to the incident resulting in heavy delays.

LiveDrive said on Twitter: "Collision on the M50 southbound at J12 Firhouse in the right lane, there is also debris in the right and middle lanes.

"Traffic is almost coming to a full stop as it passes so expect the queue to build quickly."

However, Met Eireann said the mist and fog will burn off through the morning, before temperatures rise steadily to between 22 and 26 degrees.

Coastal fog will linger along parts of the east and south,” the forecaster stated. “It will be dry, humid and very warm today with highest temperatures inland away from southern and eastern coastlines.”

Tomorrow will also be warm and humid with scattered showers, some of which will be heavy or possibly thundery, mixed with sunny spells.

It will turn cloudier later in the day as showers become more widespread and prolonged. Highest temperatures will hover between 20 and 24 degrees in a light to moderate southeast breeze.

It will continue to be humid and mild with heavy or thundery showers midweek before temperatures fall back to average heading into the weekend.

Thursday will be another day of quite widespread heavy showers, with the potential for isolated thunderstorms. Heavy downpours will bring the risk of spot flooding. There will be some occasional bright intervals also.

There will be scattered showers with occasional bright or sunny spells on Friday, although these showers will not be as heavy as those midweek. Highest temperatures of 16 to 20 or 21 degrees, warmest in the east, with light northwest winds.

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It will feel fresher on Saturday with a mix of scattered showers and some bright or sunny periods. There will be dry spells throughout the day. Turning cooler too with highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in a light northwest breeze.

“Current indications show sunny spells on Sunday with scattered showers developing, and highs in the mid to high teens.” Met Eireann adds.

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