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Fog warning in place until tomorrow morning

Sunshine just breaking through the clouds on Plymouth Hoe earlier today Credit: ITV News

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of fog for most of the South West.

It is valid from now until 10am tomorrow morning, Saturday 31 December and covers:

  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Swindon
  • Wiltshire
  • Devon

Please do take care if you're out and about as visibility will be severely compromised and driving conditions are likely to be hazardous.

Drivers beware - fog weather warning

Fog has caused visibility issues on our roads. Credit: ITV News

A Met Office weather warning for fog is in place this morning (19/12) with the South West being one of a number of regions affected.

They say driver must be careful on the roads; "Please be aware of potential delays and hazardous driving conditions. Some improvement may take place by Monday morning, as thicker cloud edges in from the east."

Yellow Fog Warning

Issued at: 13:47 on Sun 18 Dec 2016

Valid from: 16:00 on Sun 18 Dec 2016

Valid to: 10:00 on Mon 19 Dec 2016

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Exeter Chiefs diverted on way back from Bordeaux after heavy fog

The Exeter Chiefs were among those affected by heavy fog across the West Country earlier today.

The Chiefs were returning from France after yesterday's victory in the European Champions Cup against Bordeaux Begles.

But they were diverted to Newquay Airport on the way back after the worst of the fog left them unable to land at Exeter Airport.

Met Office issues fog warning for the West

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of fog affecting Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire.

It will come into force from 7pm tonight and last until 10am tomorrow, Tuesday 25 November.

Freezing fog is predicted tonight, which will reduce visibility and make driving more dangerous Credit: PA

Patchy fog is expected to form soon after dark tonight and then will become quite widespread and locally dense. It will freeze during the evening, reducing visibility to less than 100m in places.

It is likely to persist through tomorrow's rush hour but may begin to disperse as cloud increases from the south.

Transport could be disrupted so commuters should be prepared.

Cornish fog in all its glory

We think this photo would have provided inspiration for Turner. It was taken by our Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin, who's a bit out of his patch at Porthleven in Cornwall.

The fog is certainly atmospheric....

You can just pick out the red of the buoy against all the grey of a foggy day at Porthleven Credit: ITV News/Ken Goodwin

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Woman dies in accident in fog in Wiltshire

Police are appealing for people who may have seen a fatal crash in thick fog. It happened on the A3102 at Mile Elm at 9.40am when a woman Fiesta driver from Wiltshire hit a goods vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver died at the scene and her family are being informed.

Police would particularly like to speak to a van driver who arrived at the scene after the crash but left before emergency services got there.