|WHY IS FOG MORE COMMON IN RURAL AREAS?
METEOROLOGIST JEFF HABY
Fog has a tendency to be thicker and last longer in rural areas. The reason for this is temperature and
moisture. Temperatures cool more at night in the rural areas. This is because plants do not hold heat
as well as concrete and buildings of the urban area. When temperatures are cooler, the capacity to have
water vapor in the air decreases. Condensation that results in fog is more likely where the greatest
cooling takes place.
Moisture tends to be higher over the rural areas also. This is because plants
transpire moisture while concrete, roads and buildings do not. There is also greater
where plants are located. An area with a greater moisture concentration will be more likely to experience fog.