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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

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.

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Northern Lights spotted over Dartmoor

Northern Lights are more usually seen near Iceland or Norway Credit: @PhilMorgan1987

It's a phenomenon more usually associated with the far north but the Northern Lights - or aurora borealis - could actually be seen from Dartmoor last night.

People often travel to Iceland or Norway to see the strange sights but Phil Morgan stayed firmly at home in the West Country. No need to cancel the cruise yet - his experience was marred by the famous West Country mist.

Science tells us that what looks like dancing lights are in fact electrically charged particles from the sun as they enter the earth's atmosphere.

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