Four capital cities were affected by fog this morning, reducing visibility to less than 50 metres and prompting a road weather alert.
Sydney was shrouded by the thickest fog this morning, with visibility remaining below 50 metres at 9am in Liverpool. Campbelltown experienced similarly thick fog this morning, while Richmond and Bankstown were also affected. The fog was thinner near the coast, although the abundance of moisture in the atmosphere treated early starters to an exceptional sunrise.
Canberra also reported visibility down to just 50 metres early this morning as winds became light and the temperature dropped to a low of five degrees.
Adelaide joined the list of foggy capitals too, with places such as Elizabeth significantly affected. Driving conditions became hazardous in the thick veil, prompting a road weather alert for northern suburbs this morning.
Western parts of Brisbane also experienced a grey morning. Ipswich saw the thickest fog, which relentlessly lingered beyond sunrise and saw visibility at 400 metres at 8:30am.
All of these cities experienced light winds and an abundance of moisture in the atmosphere this morning. The light winds allowed temperatures to drop far enough, allowing water vapour in the air to condense into fog.
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13:24 EST Queensland's southwest has received soaking rain overnight, with some places seeing their heaviest rain in almost two years.