It’s all-white in Swanage as fog sets in

Swanage woke up to a sea of fog as the Met Office issued a weather warning and heavy mist made travel difficult.

The yellow weather warning for fog by the Met Office covers much of southern England – including Dorset, Purbeck and Swanage.

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This warning is set to be in place until 11 am on Tuesday 8th December 2020.

Swanage fog in December 2020
Swanage fog in December 2020
Swanage fog in December 2020

The weather conditions were challenging for the Swanage Coastwatch team as visibility was greatly reduced

Expect travel disruption

The Met Office said:

“Fog is expected to thicken up across parts of England on Monday evening and last into Tuesday morning, bringing some travel disruption.”

Motorists are advised to expect slower journey times – and possible delays to train and bus services.

Fog across Durlston in December 2020
Swanage fog in December 2020

Old Harry Rocks disappeared into the fog

Travelling in fog

The Met Office advises against travel in foggy conditions if possible.

For anyone who has to travel, they are issuing the following advice:

  • Drivers should move very slowly with dipped headlights on, as full-beam lights could reflect off the fog
  • Watch your speed
  • Use fog lights, but be sure to turn them off when conditions become clearer
  • Do not hang on the tail lights of any car ahead of you
  • Be careful of freezing fog – and any layers of ice that form as a result
Durlston Castle in the fog

The silhouette of Durlston Castle could just be spotted through the mist

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