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Sydney fog causes some public holiday flight delays

Monday June 12, 2017 - 09:30 EST
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The bridge emerges from this morning's fog. - ABC

Sydneysiders have woken to a classic pea-souper blanketing the city, with the thick fog forcing the cancellation of flights in and out of Sydney Airport.

An airport spokeswoman said about 10 domestic flights had been cancelled and delays were expected throughout the morning.

One international flight was diverted to Brisbane.

The spokeswoman said there were 90-minute delays for domestic flights, and international flights were delayed by up to 45 minutes.

Travellers are being urged to check with their airlines for details as more delays are expected.



Dave Wright from the Transport Management Centre said the thick fog was also affecting traffic near the airport.

"What we are going to see particularly around the Sydney area this morning, is a lot of traffic around the airport," he said.

"I'm already seeing that at the moment, there is fog in all the major arteries leading to and from Sydney going up the north coast, going down the south coast, it's just very, very foggy."

The fog was due to gradually clear during the morning.

Forecaster Jordan Notara from the Bureau of Meteorology said the fog was expected to linger longer in parts of western Sydney.

"We are expecting early mid-morning for that fog to start to clear in parts of the west, however low clouds as that fog lifts is a possibility, so don't expect clear skies until maybe more of the later afternoon," he said.


- ABC

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