Sydney drivers negotiated dangerous conditions on their morning commute and dozens of flights were delayed as the city woke find its itself shrouded of thick fog Wednesday.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued an alert about the dangerous conditions on Wednesday morning, with visibility in some areas down to 200 metres.
The foggy skies delayed at least 47 domestic flights and a dozen international flights in and out of Sydney on Wednesday morning.
More than 20 domestic flights and three international departures were still delayed as of the early afternoon.
Delays to flights were complicated by an IT outage at Jetstar that held up planes across Australia for up to 90 minutes.
The bureau says clear conditions, light winds and high humidity from recent showers led to the foggy skies that blanketed Sydney’s west about 2am and reached Sydney Airport by 5am.
Has anyone seen Sydney this morning? We had a look but we must’ve mist it. #SydneyFog
Until the fog clears, motorists are advised to take care. pic.twitter.com/rDrOYJUvty
— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) April 2, 2019
Bureau forecaster Mohammed Nabi said Sydneysiders should expect to wake up to foggy conditions tomorrow, but are not expected to be as thick as this morning’s blanket.
“It doesn’t look like it will be as extensive,” he said.
“It would be more likely in the west, which is quite common for autumn.”
The fog cleared by mid-morning as the sun and temperatures rose, but the backlog of delayed flights remained.
Twitter user Chris De Bonis described the fog as “next level” as he travelled over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Sydney weather summed up in two pictures. Fog better lift soon and put the damn bridge back where it belongs, we need it! pic.twitter.com/G8nlsQVfCx
— Mars_Hollygarden (@MarsHollygarden) April 2, 2019
“I thought I was going into a scene of Blade Runner,” he posted.
A mostly sunny day is forecast with the mercury set to reach a top of 25C in Sydney.