Sydney fog causes flight delays and commuter chaos.

Fog blanketing Sydney is causing delays or diversions to a number of flights and hazardous roads.
A handful of Qantas, Virgin Australia and Tigerair flights in and out of Sydney have been delayed, cancelled or rerouted due to Saturday’s weather.

International passengers at the T1 terminal are experiencing delays of up to 30 minutes, mostly in arrivals, a Sydney Airport spokesman told AAP on Saturday morning.

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Domestic passengers at the airport’s T2 terminal are being delayed between 90 minutes to two hours for both arrivals and departures, the spokesman said.

A Qantas spokeswoman said passengers on cancelled flights to Canberra and Melbourne have been transferred to other services.
Travellers are advised to check their flight’s status with their airline.

Saturday flights on regional carrier Rex are also delayed to and from towns including Cooma, Armidale, Narrandera, Griffith, Albury, Orange, Merimbula, Newcastle, Parkes, Wagga Wagga and Broken Hill.

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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a road weather alert for the city.
“Reduced visibility in fog will make road conditions dangerous during Saturday in all suburbs. Motorists are advised to take extreme care,” it said.

The fog comes as a result of recent rain increasing the available moisture required for fog formation.

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The ample moisture has combined with light winds and low temperatures to produce fog so thick that visibility has dropped to just a few hundred metres in many suburbs.

The light winds have been just strong enough to transport the fog from the western suburbs (where it was initially thickest) towards the city and eastern suburbs, including Sydney Airport.


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