Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Widespread fog blankets Queensland

Kim Westcott, Saturday July 5, 2014 - 14:17 EST

The night owls and early birds around parts of Brisbane, Wide Bay, Capricornia and Darling Downs would have noticed the thick blanket of fog this morning.

The fog at Maryborough and Rockhampton brought visibility down to as low as 100 metres this morning. Oakey, Archerfield, Hervey Bay and Amberley all recorded visibility as low as 200 metres. The fog lifted shortly after 7 am in most places, as the air began to dry out.

Clear skies, light winds and lingering moisture from a low pressure trough over central and eastern Queensland yesterday created the perfect conditions for the fog to form.

Today, a high will redevelop over the state today bringing nice sunny days to a majority of the state, with areas of fog and frost likely for the next few mornings under the clear skies.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2014

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

A country of contrasts

17:33 EDT

Australia lived up to it's name today, with a vast contrast in conditions across the states.

Townsville, Burdekin now drought declared, Queensland Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne says

16:27 EDT

Another seven Queensland regions have been drought declared, including Townsville and the Burdekin region, which are in the usually wet areas of north Queensland.

American Air Force personnel celebrate a toasty Thanksgiving stationed in the Pilbara

14:21 EDT

They may be far from home, but a group of Americans have gathered in Western Australia's Pilbara region to celebrate Thanksgiving.