At 7am Darwin was swimming through thick fog with 99% humidity and 200m of visibility.
The combination of this humid pool of air and very light winds has led to the dense fog, observed across Darwin and its surrounding suburbs this morning. This fog has led to disruptions to normal work days, including some delays in flights in and out of Darwin Airport.
Overnight the capital managed to stay above 22 degrees, 3 above the July average, despite the clear skies and light winds. This warm night can also be attributed to the high humidity this week.
By 8:30am the fog had begun to lift, extending visibility out to 2000m.
Friday morning should see similar conditions, bringing the risk of fog again. However the air should begin to dry out during the weekend, reducing the chances for more fog.
© Weatherzone 2012
16:06 EST The weather bureau has implemented a new system of forecasting the seasonal outlook called Predictive Ocean Atmosphere Model for Australia, or POAMA.