There are reports of fog affecting flights to / from London Gatwick Airport. Passengers should check the status of their flight before travelling. Fog is causing low visibility around the South East this morning causing some delays to flights at Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick and London City Airports.
There has been dense fog is some parts of the region this morning. The adverse weather has caused some flights from the region's airports to be cancelled or delayed. The advice too air passengers is to check before travel.
Meanwhile police forces are reminding drivers of the official guidelines for driving a vehicle in foggy conditions.
Here's an excerpt from the Highway Code's guidelines for driving in fog - Rule 235.
When driving in fog you should:
- use your lights as required
- keep a safe distance behind the vehicle in front. Rear lights can give a false sense of security
- be able to pull up well within the distance you can see clearly. This is particularly important on motorways and dual carriageways, as vehicles are travelling faster
- use your windscreen wipers and demisters
- beware of other drivers not using headlights
- not accelerate to get away from a vehicle which is too close behind you
- check your mirrors before you slow down. Then use your brakes so that your brake lights warn drivers behind you that you are slowing down
- stop in the correct position at a junction with limited visibility and listen for traffic. When you are sure it is safe to emerge, do so positively and do not hesitate in a position that puts you directly in the path of approaching vehicles.
Crawley has been badly hit by today's pollution and smog, with visibility down to a few yards.
A woman and her dog have been pulled from the water after becoming cut off by the rising tide in thick fog at Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Solent Coastguard took a 999 call just before 8am this morning from the woman's husband reporting that his wife was cut off, very distressed and on Appley Beach.
Solent Coastguard immediately telephoned the woman who was stuck in the water with her dog. The water was already up to her waist, and, due to thick fog, she was disoriented.
The Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team, trained in water rescue, and two boats from Ryde Inshore Rescue were sent to the scene.
Due to the foggy conditions, it wasn’t clear exactly where the woman was. Rescuers had to shout to her to track her down, but she was eventually located. Both her and the dog were then recovered to the lifeboat before being passed into the care of paramedics.
The South woke up to thick fog again this morning - causing delays on the roads, on ferries and at our airports.
But despite the warning of visibility of just 80 metres - drivers were seen speeding and tailgating. Some didn't even bother to put their lights on.
Road Traffic Police were out on some of our busiest routes - and say many drivers were lucky not to crash - or cause a mass pile-up. Andrew Pate spoke to Sgt Rob Heard, the Road Traffic sergeant for Hampshire Police.