If you were trying to escape the cold depths of winter for a little taste of warmer weather in Brisbane this morning, you’ve almost definitely had a delayed start to your day thanks to a blanket of incredibly thick fog that settled over the city this morning.
Visibility at Brisbane Airport was down to just 20 metres this morning, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, causing flights both in and out of BNE to be delayed, diverted, and outright cancelled altogether.
Brisbane still tucked in tight in a thick blanket of fog 👻🚁 #bnefog #atn #trafficchopper @GettrafficQLD @aus_trafficnet @sunriseon7 pic.twitter.com/fD2siuYetF
— Dave Andrews 🎥 🚁 📺 📻 (@chopperdaveqld) June 28, 2018
Brisbane City from the air. Photo: Hollie Anne. #bnefog #7News pic.twitter.com/IgHFqIBDwU
— 7NEWS Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) June 29, 2018
City Cat services on the Brisbane River were also delayed this morning due to the fog, which settled over the city at around 2:30am this morning.
Tad foggy. Yes. #viewsofbrisbane #Bnefog pic.twitter.com/YJgYA07MpC
— Hi Thea | default: “there” }} (@Taezar) June 28, 2018
Brisbane City Hall surrounded by fog this Friday morning #bnefog pic.twitter.com/ar9EtWemj8
— Amy Mitchell-Whittington (@whittington_amy) June 28, 2018
The fog in and around the city stretched as far as Roma and St George, and up to the Wide Bay region, with less severe, patchy fog settling over much of southeast Queensland.
Taken from Brisbane’s Skytower. Photos: Sarah Tate #bnefog #7News pic.twitter.com/BtZkXCNFuH
— 7NEWS Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) June 28, 2018
The view from level 31 in Brisbane. Doesn’t the range look beautiful? The sun is highlighting the bush land. Such a great view. #Bnefog pic.twitter.com/Z1yWXSap83
— matt watson (@MWCWatson) June 28, 2018
Delays at Brisbane Airport have persisted throughout the day as domestic and international carriers battle to bring their schedules back to normal, with virtually every flight in and out of BNE for the remainder of the day delayed in some capacity.
The fog began to lift from 9am onwards, clearing to a sunny day of a balmy 22 degrees, because Queensland and Brisbane is literally paradise.
The morning clouds lift, Brisbane bashes the sky monster, the world keeps on turning.
Winter. Bloody how about it, mates.