Today: Partly cloudy in the morning, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 9. Wind north-northwest around 16 mph, gusting to 27 mph, in the morning, becoming 20 mph, gusting to 28 mph, in the afternoon. Updated: 07:00
The Isle Of Wight's Centre Of Meteorology

Dense fog

Advice for road users

Traveling in fog can be extremely dangerous. Fog can drift rapidly and is often patchy. Warnings of dense fog are issued when visibility is expected to fall below 200 metres. Severe disruption to transport occurs when the visibility falls below 50 metres.

 

Make sure you know what to do

During fog

  • Avoid travel if possible.
  • Drive very slowly with dipped headlights, full-beam lights reflect off the fog causing a 'white wall' effect.
  • Keep an eye on your speed, fog can give the illusion of moving in slow motion.
  • Use fog lights, but remember to turn them off when the visibility improves.
  • Don't hang on the tail lights of the car in front, rear lights can give a false sense of security.
  • Watch out for freezing fog which is made of water droplets that freeze on contact with objects such as the pavement, road, car, etc. It can quickly form a layer of ice. Advice for when conditions are icy.
 

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