MISTY TIMES: John Horrocks, of Forster, was helping out some friends who were kayaking on the Clarence River at Maclean but had to wait for the fog to clear to navigate their way downriver. Photo: Adam Hourigan
MISTY TIMES: John Horrocks, of Forster, was helping out some friends who were kayaking on the Clarence River at Maclean but had to wait for the fog to clear to navigate their way downriver. Photo: Adam Hourigan

Fog unlikely to obscure the weekend

IT WAS headlights on and speedometers low as traffic crawled through thick fog on the Pacific Hwy.

Huge patches of white filled the road between Yamba and Grafton yesterday morning and the mighty Clarence had an extra layer of spook.

The blanket of fog is unlikely to stick around in all its misty glory this weekend but Weatherzone meteorologist Ben Domensino said it might show itself at half-strength.

"That fog (yesterday) was to be expected as there is a fair abundance of moisture in the atmosphere, which means the dewpoint is quite high," Mr Domensino said.

"Because of that moisture, temperatures don't have to get as cool for fog to form."

He said Clarence Valley early birds could see some fog around tomorrow morning but it wouldn't stick around as long as it did yesterday.

Thursday night was the coolest so far this month, with a low of 17 degrees.

A few possible showers are predicted on the coast this weekend but only a drizzle inland.

"(Today) should reach 31 degrees, with a minimum of 19, with some showers over the northern ranges but not heavy," Mr Domensino said.

"(Tomorrow) there could be a bit more cloud cover and showers, with the low pressure trough we've got moving in on the weekend, but they will be heavier towards the coast."

Predictions are for 5-10mm tomorrow and much the same on Monday.

"There is a high-pressure ridge and onshore winds so we will probably see a few showers on the coast and maybe a couple inland if we're lucky," Mr Domensino said.



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