Weather warning details heavy snow and ice threat

Heavy snow showers and hail to affect North of Scotland communities

Heavy snow showers and hail to affect North of Scotland communities

The warning was issued in the early hours of Thursday morning, at 2am, and will remain in effect until 10am, with widespread fog forecast throughout Ireland.

"This results in a reduction of the air's ability to hold moisture which allows water vapour to condense into tiny water droplets eventually leading to the formation of fog".

"Fog will thin slowly later on Thursday morning, although some patches may persist into the afternoon in the west of the warning area". "The heat rises and then it cools down and that is why you get fog forming".

A MET Office weather warning for fog is still in place this morning with thick fog still expected in many parts of the county.

It will be cold tonight, with dense fog and some frost for a time especially in midland, northern and eastern areas with overnight lows of -1° to +3°.

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A status Orange weather warning is already in place for large parts of Ireland throughout today.

A Met Office severe weather warning covers a portion of western Britain through tonight until 11am tomorrow.

Mr Wilson said: "There is a lot of radiation fog around at the moment".

It is most prominent in areas where skies were clearest overnight.

"The fog for most areas will lift later on and we will see some brightness in the west but in eastern parts it is going to stay quite cold today with some patches of rain". Lowest temperatures 4 to 8 C.

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