Let’s take a look at a type of condensation which doesn’t occur in the home.
On Monday (02/11/2015) the UK was covered in a blanket of fog, causing chaos to drivers and disruption to a number of flights across the country.
Fog is a normal weather condition to see throughout the winter, the air is cooler, visibility is reduced and condensation appears on windows, but what is fog?
Fog is a cloud which reaches the ground, it can either be thick or thin and is made up of water droplets that hang in the air.
Fog appears when water vapour condenses, similar to the type of condensation you see on your car windows, fog is visible due to the tiny water droplets. If you live in or near an industrial area, you will tend to see that the fog is thicker, this is due to the pollution particles in the air which water droplets can grow around.
There are different types of fog, some of them being Valley Fog, Evaporation Fog, Freezing Fog and the most common – Radiation fog.
‘Radiation fog usually occurs in the winter, aided by clear skies and calm conditions. The cooling of land overnight by thermal radiation cools the air close to the surface. This reduces the ability of the air to hold moisture, allowing condensation and fog to occur. Radiation fogs usually dissipate soon after sunrise as the ground warms. An exception to this can be in high elevation areas where the sun has little influence in heating the surface.’ – Met Office
We can’t control the condensation which occurs outside, but we can help you control the condensation inside your home. Find out more about condensation control.