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Fog warning issued for just over Cornwall border

Fog warning issued for just over Cornwall border

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:41pm 30th December 2019.

Drivers are being urged to take care as a fog warning is issued for just over the Cornwall border.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for most of the south west, including Tavistock and Holsworthy.

It is in force from 5pm through until midnight on Monday.

Forecasters say it is likely to cause travel disruption.

"Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning Fog between 1700-2359

"Even though this doesn't cover Cornwall we could see some mist and dense fog patches this evening and over night, please take extra care if you're out driving this evening."

Kernow Weather Team

What to expect:

  • Slower journey times with delays to bus and train services possible
  • There is a chance of delays or cancellations to flights

"Although not all areas will be affected, some thick fog patches, with visibility less than 100 metres, are expected across southern parts of England and Wales through this evening."

Met Office

What should you do when driving in fog?

  • Before entering fog, you should check your mirrors, then slow down
  • Maintain a greater distance between you and the car in front, you could increase the gap to four seconds from the recommended two
  • Make sure to use your wipers and to keep your windscreen demisted to aid visibility
  • If the word ‘fog’ is shown on a signal, but the road is clear, be prepared for a sudden bank of fog or drifting, patchy fog
  • Use your lights if visibility is reduced to 100 metres (328 feet) or roughly the length of a football pitch
  • Make sure you know where your fog-light switch is before you set off
  • Do not use full beam, because the fog reflects the light back, reducing visibility even further
  • Do not attempt to navigate using the tail lights of the car in front, as these can give a false sense of security
  • If visibility is very limited, wind down your windows at junctions and crossroads to allow you to listen out for approaching traffic
  • If you really cannot see, you should consider stopping until it is safe to continue.

Source: RAC

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