Belfast sounds off over early morning fog horn alarm call
For the second day in a row Belfast was given a rude awakening call as fog horns sounded around the city.
As thick dense fog blanketed the city the Twitterati vented their displeasure at the early morning alarm call.
A spokesman for Belfast Harbour added: “Vessels operating in restricted visibility are required by international law to use fog horns or other sound signals as a safety measure.
"Belfast Harbour itself discontinued the use of fog horns several years ago.”
For the past couple of days, the fog has brought visibility down to just a few yards with travel at a virtual crawl.
Roads, flights and sea travel have all been disrupted.
The unusual conditions have been brought about by a high-pressure weather system which has also led to the sunny afternoons.
It is expected to last until Sunday, when normal service will resume.