Met office issues warning of fog which could cause travel disruption in Essex

Met office issues warning of fog which could cause travel disruption in Essex

Met office issues warning of fog which could cause travel disruption in Essex

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THE MET Office is warning that widespread fog could cause travel disruption in Essex tonight and tomorrow morning.

Some parts of the county will not see the fog, but where it does form it could cause visibility problems.

It has given Essex – including Southend and Thurrock – a "yellow warning" from tonight.

The office's chief forecaster said: “The public should be aware of the potential for difficult driving conditions and some travel disruption.

“Fog patches will affect some parts of the yellow area as early as Monday evening. However, there is potential for fog to become more widespread overnight and into Tuesday morning. Some places within the yellow area will not see fog, but where it forms it could be locally dense with visibility falling below 200 metres.

“The fog may be slow to clear on Tuesday in some places, especially across the east of the warning area.”

A yellow warning is the lowest level of caution issued for severe weather possibilities, meaning the agency wants people to "be aware" of the risk.

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2:43pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Laughlust says...

Will be even more fun, in places which have no street lights, whats that Bang...
Will be even more fun, in places which have no street lights, whats that Bang... Laughlust
  • Score: 8

2:55pm Mon 20 Jan 14

cynic all says...

Stop panicking its only Fog. Do you remember the days everything was not hyped up into a frenzy . Now we have stupid American talk like Yellow warning or giving a spell of bad weather a female name. Bad weather has always existed get over it.
Stop panicking its only Fog. Do you remember the days everything was not hyped up into a frenzy . Now we have stupid American talk like Yellow warning or giving a spell of bad weather a female name. Bad weather has always existed get over it. cynic all
  • Score: 4

2:57pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Benefit-Scrounger says...

I agree with the above. A bit of bad weather and the country comes to a standstill. But I'm glad though I don't have to go to work. I'll let all you workers go out there and sponge off you instead. Lovely jubbly!
I agree with the above. A bit of bad weather and the country comes to a standstill. But I'm glad though I don't have to go to work. I'll let all you workers go out there and sponge off you instead. Lovely jubbly! Benefit-Scrounger
  • Score: -4

3:20pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Mattster says...

Right, so remember drivers to do 1 of 2 things

1.Get those fog lights on at the first sign of mist and ensure they stay on until May.

2. Drive through the fog using only sidelights, or if in a grey or silver car no lights at all. If challenged and aged 70 or above explain that 'your saving the battery'.
Right, so remember drivers to do 1 of 2 things 1.Get those fog lights on at the first sign of mist and ensure they stay on until May. 2. Drive through the fog using only sidelights, or if in a grey or silver car no lights at all. If challenged and aged 70 or above explain that 'your saving the battery'. Mattster
  • Score: 7

6:45pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Fog causes disruption... you don't say.

Where I come from, in the Peak District we had fog that made this stuff look like steam from a kettle.

At least you can see some distance in front of your vehicle in Essex fog. Fog lights are not needed unless it's really dense.

I got caught in fog once on the M1 in Derbyshire, that was so bad, someone had to get out of the car and guide us into the hard shoulder. It was literally so dense you couldn't see even a few inches in front.

Trouble with extreme weather is all the idiots come out to play, driving too fast, not indicating, not showing any consideration for anybody else and generally behaving as they usually do with all the arrogance of those who think they own the road.

It's really quite simple, you keep to a manageable speed and keep your distance from other vehicles. That applies in all extreme weather conditions.

Makes me laugh how indecisive people are when there's the slightest bit of mist or tiddling rain.

Mattster is right, some people are obsessed with fog lights and put them on at the slightest sign of a steaming puddle.

Fog lights are the equivalent of driving with full headlights. They dazzle.

They are only ever needed in really thick fog. Why don't people understand that?

http://www.theaa.com
/motoring_advice/sea
sonal/driving-in-fog
.html
Fog causes disruption... you don't say. Where I come from, in the Peak District we had fog that made this stuff look like steam from a kettle. At least you can see some distance in front of your vehicle in Essex fog. Fog lights are not needed unless it's really dense. I got caught in fog once on the M1 in Derbyshire, that was so bad, someone had to get out of the car and guide us into the hard shoulder. It was literally so dense you couldn't see even a few inches in front. Trouble with extreme weather is all the idiots come out to play, driving too fast, not indicating, not showing any consideration for anybody else and generally behaving as they usually do with all the arrogance of those who think they own the road. It's really quite simple, you keep to a manageable speed and keep your distance from other vehicles. That applies in all extreme weather conditions. Makes me laugh how indecisive people are when there's the slightest bit of mist or tiddling rain. Mattster is right, some people are obsessed with fog lights and put them on at the slightest sign of a steaming puddle. Fog lights are the equivalent of driving with full headlights. They dazzle. They are only ever needed in really thick fog. Why don't people understand that? http://www.theaa.com /motoring_advice/sea sonal/driving-in-fog .html Kim Gandy
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