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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.

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Storm Barbara set to batter Britain. Kate Haskell predicts a soggy sleigh ride for Santa.

There's no Christmas cheer from our weather forecaster Kate Haskell. Storm Barbara is on its way and the only presents it'll bring are wind and rain.

Kate Haskell is dampening the festive spirit Credit: ITV West Country

The second storm of the winter season has been named by the Met Office as Storm Barbara.

She is due to arrive on Friday but the good news for us is that we're not directly in the line of fire.

The north of the UK will bear the brunt of the wind and rain but it still be rather unsettled and very windy across the Westcountry.

Christmas is not looking very christmassy at the moment at all. All fairly soggy, wet and windy rather than deep, crisp and even.

Christmas Eve looks to be dry at the moment before the next deluge of rain arrives in time for Christmas Day and with temperatures still doing well there is little chance of it turning to snow.

– Kate Haskell, ITV weather forecaster

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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