PICTURES: Merseyside blanketed by thick fog this morning

Bridle Road - Eastham. Credit: Kirsty Backstad
Bridle Road – Eastham. Credit: Kirsty Backstad

Merseyside was blanketed by thick fog this Tuesday morning which forced Mersey Ferries to cancel river crossings.

Temperatures dropped to 7.3C across the region last night making it one of the coldest nights of the summer so far for Merseyside.

Fog appeared in the early morning but was expected to burn away mid-morning leaving some nice weather for the day.

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The Met Office said: “Mist and fog patches should clear by mid-morning to leave a dry and bright day with a light southeasterly breeze.

“It’ll feel warm in prolonged sunny spells and the maximum temperature will be 17°C”.

Mersey Ferries announced on twitter that crossings were suspended until further notice, crossings were resumed when the fog had lifted a few hours later at 11am.

Fog forms when the difference between air temperature and dew point is generally less than 2.5 °C and when water vapor condenses into tiny liquid water droplets suspended in the air.

Check out more of the regions fog pictures from Tuesday here: