Delays possible on P and O Ferries between Dover and Calais due to fog. Delays and cancellations are possible this morning.
Disruption to flights to/from Southampton Airport due to fog. Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline. There are delays and cancellations.
Disruption on Hovertravel between Ryde and Southsea due to fog. A shuttle service is currently in operation, but this will not run to a normal timetable. Source:Ferry Company.
Parts of the region have been covered in fog this morning - creating a hazard for drivers. The Highway Code gives instructions on what road users must do when driving in adverse weather.
The Highway Code guidance states that before entering fog drivers should:
'... check your mirrors then slow down. If the word ‘Fog’ is shown on a roadside signal but the road is clear, be prepared for a bank of fog or drifting patchy fog ahead. Even if it seems to be clearing, you can suddenly find yourself in thick fog.'
Driving more slowly, and with greater care may seem obvious, but there are a few more tips that may be useful. The Basingstoke-based AA have compiled a list of advice for people who may have to drive in fog. Among the tips put forward are:
Familiarise yourself with your front & rear fog lights - know how to switch them on and off
Beware of other drivers not using headlights
Be able to stop within the distance you can see clearly - particularly important on motorways & dual carriageways, as vehicles are travelling faster.
Weather warnings have been put in place across Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent this morning.
Dense fog is covering most of the region.
The Sheppey Crossing in Kent is particularly bad, but remains open at the moment.
Air passengers in the South East were facing delays and cancellations due to early morning fog.
Gatwick, Heathrow and London City airports were affected by the poor weather, with British Airlines having to cancel seven flights from Heathrow.
London City airport said, "Due to low visibility this morning, flights to and from London City Airport are experiencing disruptions. Passengers are advised to contact their airlines for more information."