Road users urged to take extra care as Met Office issues new warning of fog

Road users urged to take extra care in foggy conditions

Road users urged to take extra care in foggy conditions

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ROAD users were urged to take care on the morning commute today due to heavy fog.

The fog, which blanketed Dorset this morning causing Bournemouth Pier to almost disappear, cleared by the time rush-hour was over.

Bournemouth Echo: foggy-pier.jpg

Another yellow warning of fog - meaning be aware of potential disruption - has been issued by the Met Office for Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset on Friday morning.

The warning, which is valid from 1am until 11am, says: "Fog is expected to become widespread and locally dense again through Thursday night and Friday morning. Visibility is likely to fall below 100 metres at times, locally less than 50 metres.

"The public should be aware of the likelihood of difficult driving conditions and some travel disruption."

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Thursday morning's fog, having cleared inland, will have persisted through much of the day in some coastal locations and may begin to spread inland again quite early on Thursday evening.

"However, across most inland areas fog patches will form more widely overnight into Friday morning.

"As was the case on Thursday, not everywhere in the yellow area will see fog, but where it does form it is likely to be dense. Fog will then slowly clear through the mid morning period."

See the latest weather warning in full here

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9:02am Thu 13 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

The usual scenario - when it is not foggy car drivers have their fog lights on and of course now it is foggy car drivers have no lights on at all!
The usual scenario - when it is not foggy car drivers have their fog lights on and of course now it is foggy car drivers have no lights on at all! suzigirl
  • Score: 5

9:05am Thu 13 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Also noticed in the photograph that the cyclists had no lights on!
Also noticed in the photograph that the cyclists had no lights on! suzigirl
  • Score: 1

9:17am Thu 13 Mar 14

Jim_Springbourne says...

Ok, pet hate time.

Rain is heavy
.
Snow is heavy
.
Hail is heavy
.
Fog is thick. or dense. But definitely not "heavy" !!
Ok, pet hate time. Rain is heavy . Snow is heavy . Hail is heavy . Fog is thick. or dense. But definitely not "heavy" !! Jim_Springbourne
  • Score: 4

9:31am Thu 13 Mar 14

Blackandred says...

Is this supposed to be a public information message? What is the point in issuing a warning for hazardous driving conditions during the morning rush hour and the publishing it at 8am, when the rush hour is in full swing?
Is this supposed to be a public information message? What is the point in issuing a warning for hazardous driving conditions during the morning rush hour and the publishing it at 8am, when the rush hour is in full swing? Blackandred
  • Score: 2

10:05am Thu 13 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

Why urge drivers to take care in the fog, have they no brains to realise that for themselves .
Why urge drivers to take care in the fog, have they no brains to realise that for themselves . Lord Spring
  • Score: 4

10:29am Thu 13 Mar 14

Franks Tank says...

suzigirl wrote:
Also noticed in the photograph that the cyclists had no lights on!
And neither driver is using their car's fog lamps.....
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Also noticed in the photograph that the cyclists had no lights on![/p][/quote]And neither driver is using their car's fog lamps..... Franks Tank
  • Score: 0

10:57am Thu 13 Mar 14

smhinto says...

Thank Christ for articles like this. I mean I would not have thought to take extra care in foggy conditions !!.
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There again these articles are designed for people who beleive thay can drive as if it were a summy summers afternoon when in thick fog and unable to see over the bonnett. I know, I met one this morning!!
Thank Christ for articles like this. I mean I would not have thought to take extra care in foggy conditions !!. . There again these articles are designed for people who beleive thay can drive as if it were a summy summers afternoon when in thick fog and unable to see over the bonnett. I know, I met one this morning!! smhinto
  • Score: 5

11:05am Thu 13 Mar 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Why urge drivers to take care in the fog, have they no brains to realise that for themselves .
As mr Holmes said on sky this morning it's not just the fog that's thick and dense:)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Why urge drivers to take care in the fog, have they no brains to realise that for themselves .[/p][/quote]As mr Holmes said on sky this morning it's not just the fog that's thick and dense:) retry69
  • Score: 4

11:34am Thu 13 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote: Also noticed in the photograph that the cyclists had no lights on!
And neither driver is using their car's fog lamps.....
Oh dear I have mentioned the "C" word again.........One car with main lights on - the other car with no lights at all! I commented on both cars and c******s........ simples!
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Also noticed in the photograph that the cyclists had no lights on![/p][/quote]And neither driver is using their car's fog lamps.....[/p][/quote]Oh dear I have mentioned the "C" word again.........One car with main lights on - the other car with no lights at all! I commented on both cars and c******s........ simples! suzigirl
  • Score: -2

11:54am Thu 13 Mar 14

Buzetti says...

"Thank you Nanny, I would have been unable to make that judgement all by myself...."
"Thank you Nanny, I would have been unable to make that judgement all by myself...." Buzetti
  • Score: 1

12:21pm Thu 13 Mar 14

boardsandphotos says...

As I cyclist myself, for both leisure and commute, the above photo is not what I want to see, those two cyclists are very stupid to have ventured out into that fog without lights, they put themselves and everyone around them at risk.

There is no excuse to own a bike these days and not have lights, absolutely none at all.

Cyclists in the photo - If you are reading, it's difficult enough defending cyclists on here at the best of times but you really haven't helped the cause!! Get some lights!!
As I cyclist myself, for both leisure and commute, the above photo is not what I want to see, those two cyclists are very stupid to have ventured out into that fog without lights, they put themselves and everyone around them at risk. There is no excuse to own a bike these days and not have lights, absolutely none at all. Cyclists in the photo - If you are reading, it's difficult enough defending cyclists on here at the best of times but you really haven't helped the cause!! Get some lights!! boardsandphotos
  • Score: 4

12:32pm Thu 13 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
As I cyclist myself, for both leisure and commute, the above photo is not what I want to see, those two cyclists are very stupid to have ventured out into that fog without lights, they put themselves and everyone around them at risk. There is no excuse to own a bike these days and not have lights, absolutely none at all. Cyclists in the photo - If you are reading, it's difficult enough defending cyclists on here at the best of times but you really haven't helped the cause!! Get some lights!!
As a motorist and a motorcyclist I totally agree with you and also to all the idiot car drivers I seen this morning (and one cyclist) who had no lights on at all this morning - GET YOUR LIGHTS ON!
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: As I cyclist myself, for both leisure and commute, the above photo is not what I want to see, those two cyclists are very stupid to have ventured out into that fog without lights, they put themselves and everyone around them at risk. There is no excuse to own a bike these days and not have lights, absolutely none at all. Cyclists in the photo - If you are reading, it's difficult enough defending cyclists on here at the best of times but you really haven't helped the cause!! Get some lights!![/p][/quote]As a motorist and a motorcyclist I totally agree with you and also to all the idiot car drivers I seen this morning (and one cyclist) who had no lights on at all this morning - GET YOUR LIGHTS ON! suzigirl
  • Score: 0

1:14pm Thu 13 Mar 14

hamworthygirl says...

Its foggy drive slower use lights simples!
Its foggy drive slower use lights simples! hamworthygirl
  • Score: 0

1:15pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Repo says...

Was that photograph taken this morning? or is it a photoshop special?
Was that photograph taken this morning? or is it a photoshop special? Repo
  • Score: 3

5:31pm Thu 13 Mar 14

whataboutthat says...

Thanks nanny-echo
Thanks nanny-echo whataboutthat
  • Score: 1

7:46pm Thu 13 Mar 14

BIGTONE says...

12:32pm Thu 13 Mar 14
suzigirl says...- GET YOUR LIGHTS ON!


They can't.
The motorists and cyclists have the lamps removed down here.
12:32pm Thu 13 Mar 14 suzigirl says...- GET YOUR LIGHTS ON! They can't. The motorists and cyclists have the lamps removed down here. BIGTONE
  • Score: 0

3:45am Fri 14 Mar 14

JustForPoole says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Why urge drivers to take care in the fog, have they no brains to realise that for themselves .
in most cases ..... NO !!!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Why urge drivers to take care in the fog, have they no brains to realise that for themselves .[/p][/quote]in most cases ..... NO !!! JustForPoole
  • Score: 0

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