A WARNING about the threat of fog across the region has been issued by weather forecasters.

The Met Office has announced a yellow warning, stating that fog or freezing fog is likely to lead to some travel disruption on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Forecasters say that the public can expect slower journey times with delays to bus and train services possible. There is also chance of delays or cancellations to flights.

The warning, which covers all over Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, East Dorset, the New Forest and the eastern side of Purbeck, runs from 12.15am until 11am on Tuesday, December 3.

Advice for motorists travelling in fog from the Met Office includes:

  • Drive very slowly with dipped headlights, full-beam lights reflect off the fog causing a 'white wall' effect
  • Keep an eye on your speed, fog can give the illusion of moving in slow motion
  • Use fog lights, but remember to turn them off when the visibility improves
  • Don't hang on the tail lights of the car in front, rear lights can give a false sense of security
  • Watch out for freezing fog which is made of water droplets that freeze on contact with objects such as the pavement, road, car, etc. It can quickly form a layer of ice.